MDEQ Issues Beach Advisory for Station 15 in Ocean Springs

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact advisory Friday for Station 15 (Shearwater Beach) in Ocean Springs. An advisory issued July 26 for Station 1 in Bay St. Louis remains in effect.

The advisory is issued for:

Station 15 — Shearwater Beach — Ocean Springs — the extent is from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place.

An advisory remains in effect for:

Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.

These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. 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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