MDEQ Issues Water Contact Advisory for Yalobusha River in Grenada

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Thursday for a portion of the Yalobusha River in Grenada.  The advisory is issued for a segment of the river from the confluence with Batupan Bogue downstream to the I-55 bridge.  The advisory is being issued due to two ongoing sewer bypasses just south of the Yalobusha River.

MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact such as swimming, wading, and fishing.  People should also avoid eating fish or anything else taken from these waters until further notice.

MDEQ staff will collect samples and monitor the water quality in the river and will revise the advisory as needed.

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