Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted the beach water contact advisories for Gulfport West Beach, Gulfport Central Beach and Gulfport Harbor Beach. Water samples show the areas have reached acceptable bacteria levels. There are no beach water contact advisories at this time.
The advisories are lifted for:
  • Gulfport West Beach — the previously affected area is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave. (Station 8)
  • Gulfport Harbor Beach — the previously affected area is from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave. (Station 9)
  • Gulfport Central Beach — the previously affected area is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave. (Station 10)
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.
More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available here.
To be included in a public group list to receive beach advisories directly, fill out a contact form, or text “MDEQbeach” to (833)259-4545, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.