MDEQ Issues Seven Beach Advisories

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Thursday for Stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7A.

Advisories are issued for:

  • Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach (Bay St. Louis) — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.
  • Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park Beach (Waveland) — from 100 yards west of the sign eastward to 100 yards east of the sign.
  • Station 3 — Waveland Beach — from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.
  • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St..
  • Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
  • Station 6 — Pass Christian Central Beach — from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.
  • Station 7A — Long Beach — from Oak Gardens Ave. east to Girard Ave.

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:

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

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