(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Monday for St. Catherine’s Creek in Natchez.  The advisory extends along the creek from Liberty Road to the Mississippi River (see attached map).  The advisory is being issued due to a broken pipe that is discharging sewage directly into the creek.

MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact recreational activities such as swimming, wading, and fishing in these waters.

The city is taking measures to repair the issues, and MDEQ is monitoring the condition of the creek and may revise this advisory as needed.