MDEQ To Conduct Survey On Leaf River

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will be installing electronic monitoring equipment on Monday, October 5, to help conduct a water quality sampling survey on the Leaf River from Hattiesburg to Beaumont. During the survey, a bright red, non-toxic dye will be released into the water. This dye is not toxic or hazardous. People should not be alarmed if they notice red coloration in the water. The dye is not harmful to people, plants, wildlife, fish, or seafood.