MDEQ Lifts Beach Water Contact Advisory in Gulfport
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Tuesday for Station 8 (Gulfport West Beach). Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. Three advisories remain in effect.
The advisory is lifted for:
- Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave.
Advisories remain in effect for:
- Station 10B — East Courthouse Road Beach in Gulfport — the extent is from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden.
- Station 11A — Edgewater Beach in Biloxi — the extent is from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.
- Station 12A — Biloxi West Central Beach — the extent is from Travia St. east to D’Ibervile Dr.
These segments of the beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories 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.
More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.