MDEQ Lifts Three Beach Water Contact Advisories
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted three beach water contact advisories Thursday for Station 4 (Bay St. Louis Beach), Station 6 (Pass Christian Central Beach), and Station 7A (Long Beach). Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels.
Advisories are lifted for:
- Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — the extent is from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.
- Station 6 — Pass Christian Central Beach — the extent is from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave
- Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from Oak Garden Ave. east to Girard Ave.
Advisories remain in effect for:
- Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach — the extent is from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave.
- Station 11A — Edgewater Beach (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 Iberville Dr.
- Station 12B — Biloxi East Central Beach — the extent is from St. Peter St. east to Dukate Street.
These segments of 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.