MDEQ Issues Beach Advisory for Station 1 in Bay St. Louis
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact advisory Thursday for Station 1 (Lakeshore Beach) in Bay St. Louis. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area.
The advisory is issued for:
Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.
When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory 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: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.
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