MDEQ Lifts Water Contact Advisory for Station 7A

One Advisory and One Closure Still in Effect 

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Friday for sampling station 7A. An advisory remains in effect for station 11 in Gulfport and also a closure in Biloxi.

The advisory is lifted for:

►Station 7A — Long Beach Beach — the extent is from Oak Gardens east to Girard.

The advisory remains in effect for:

►Station 11 – Gulfport East Beach — the extent is from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.

A preemptive beach closure issued December 15 for a section of beach in Biloxi remains in effect:

►From the eastern barrier of the old Broadwater Hotel marina in front of Southern Memorial Park east to Ocean Club Boulevard. More information on that closure can be found at:

When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory and the closure 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 status of beach advisories is available at:

To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

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