MDEQ Issues Eight Beach Advisories and Lifts One

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued eight water contact advisories Friday for Stations 3, 4, 5, 7, 7A, 8, 9, and 10. The advisory for Station 14 was lifted.
Advisories are issued for:
  • Station 3 — Waveland Beach — from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.
  • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — near St. Charles St. — from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.
  • Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
  • Station 7 — Pass Christian East Beach — from Espy Ave. east to Hayden Ave.
  • Station 7A — Long Beach — from Oak Gardens east to Girard Ave.
  • Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave.
  • Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach — from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave.
  • Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach — from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.
The advisory is lifted for:
  • Station 14 — Front Beach (Ocean Springs) — from the Yacht Club east to Jackson Ave.
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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