MDEQ Issues One Beach Advisory and Lifts One

Two Others in Effect

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact advisory for Station 10 (Gulfport Central Beach). The advisory is lifted for Station 7 (Pass Christian East Beach).

Advisory is lifted for:

·     Station 7 — Pass Christian East Beach — the extent is from Espy Ave. east to Hayden Ave.

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

Advisory is issued for:

·     Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach — the extent is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

Advisories remain in effect for:

·     Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.

·     Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from the Oak Gardens to Girard 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, 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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