MDEQ Issues Beach Water Contact Advisory in Waveland

Beach Closure in Long Beach in Effect

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a beach water contact advisory Saturday for Station 3 (Waveland Beach).  This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory will be lifted.
A preemptive beach closure issued October 6 in Long Beach remains in effect.
An advisory is issued for:
  • Station 3 — Waveland Beach — the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.
A beach closure is in effect for:
  • Station 7A — Long Beach — extends from Oak Gardens Ave. east to Girard Ave. MDEQ warns people to avoid water contact in this area including recreational activities such as swimming and wading.
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, fill out a contact form for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.