MDEQ Issues Temporary Advisory for Portion of Baker’s Creek and Tributary


(JACKSON, Miss.) –The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a temporary water contact advisory Friday for an unnamed tributary of Baker’s Creek and a portion of Baker’s Creek in Jackson.  A broken sewer line near the intersection of Norman Street and Highway 80 discharged into the tributary.  The City of Jackson is working on repairing the problem today.


The tributary crosses underneath I-20 and extends southwest of Clinton.  The advisory extends from the intersection of Norman Street at Highway 80 to the Natchez Trace Parkway.


MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact recreation such as swimming, wading, or fishing in these waters. In addition, people should avoid eating fish or anything else taken from these waters until further notice.


MDEQ staff will monitor bacteria levels and water quality and will revise the advisory as needed.


(see attached map)


# # #