MDEQ Lifts Beach Water Contact Advisory in Biloxi, One Advisory Remains in Effect
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Wednesday for Station 12B (Biloxi East Central Beach). Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. One advisory remains in effect.
The advisory is lifted for:
- Station 12B — Biloxi East Central Beach — the extent is from St. Peter St. east to Dukate St.
An advisory remains in effect for:
- Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave.
This segment of the beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory will be lifted.
Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.