MDEQ Issues Beach Advisories for Station 12B and Station 20

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Friday for Station 12B (Biloxi East Central Beach) and Station 20 (Pascagoula Beach East).

► Station 12B —  Biloxi East Central Beach — near Porter Ave. — from St. Peter St. east to Dukate St.
► Station 20 — Pascagoula Beach East – from Westwood to Grand Oaks Dr.

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, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.