MDEQ Issues Four Beach Advisories and Lifts One Advisory

Two Others in Effect

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Thursday for Station 1 (Lakeshore Beach in Bay St. Louis), Station 7 (Pass Christian East Beach), Station 8 (Gulfport West Beach), and Station 9 (Gulfport Harbor Beach). An advisory is lifted for Station 7A (Long Beach). Advisories for Stations 5 and 10 remain in effect.

Advisories are issued for:

  • Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach (Bay St. Louis) — near Lakeshore Dr. — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.
  • Station 7 — Pass Christian East Beach — the extent is from Espy Ave. east to Hayden Ave.
  • Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Maria Ave. east to Camp Ave.
  • Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach — the extent is from 20th Ave. east to Thornton 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.

The advisory is lifted for:

  • Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from the Oak Gardens to Girard Ave.

Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels.

Advisories remain in effect for:

  • Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
  • Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach — the extent is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

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 at for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

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