mississippi sound

Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. He spoke on the way…

Prescribed burn happening Tuesday afternoon on Deer Island

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say a prescribed burn is being conducted on Deer Island this afternoon, Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The burn began sometime between 10 a.m. and noon and is expected to last for the…

Body found in Mississippi Sound identified

On October 15, 2019, a positive identification was made on the individual who was found floating in the Mississippi Sound on October 3, 2019. The identification was made by the State of Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office in conjunction with Harrison…

Biloxi Mayor wants legal actions for spillway damages

Here on the Gulf Coast, we are still feeling the effects of the reopening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway months after it has been closed. Most of the water at the beaches, including the ones in Biloxi, are still under…

Barry and the Spillway: Looking into the impact on marine life

With the delayed closing of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, things are not looking bright for Mississippi Sound marine life. According to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, 133 dolphins and 179 sea turtles are dead so far this…

Cleaning up the Mississippi Sound

Mississippi State University, Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United, and Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese American Fisher Folks and Families have partnered together to clean up the Mississippi Sound. Marine debris and derelict crab traps are a growing issue for local fisherman here…

Regulators close Mississippi Sound to swimming after Nate

Mississippi environmental regulators have closed the waters of the Mississippi Sound to swimming until water sampling resumes. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality made the announcement Monday following Hurricane Nate. Spokesman Robbie Wilbur says sampling will resume once debris is…

Body discovered in the Gulf

A charter boat captain discovered a body in the Mississippi Sound near Deer Island earlier this morning. Details are limited, but the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources confirmed a male body was found shortly after 8. Members of the Biloxi…

Jubilee hits the Mississippi Sound

If you are thinking about going fishing on the Gulf, you may have your hands full and a little bit of competition. A jubilee is occurring along the Mississippi Sound, bringing hundreds of people to the beaches in Harrison County…

Body found in Mississippi Sound

This morning, a body was found in the Mississippi Sound north of Cat Island. Officials have not yet confirmed identification or said if the body could be that of missing fisherman Marc Cruso. Forty-five year-old Cruso has been missing since…