MDEQ Lifts Beach Advisory in Biloxi Two Others in Effect

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Tuesday for Station 11A (Edgewater Beach) in Biloxi. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. Two other stations remain under an advisory.

The advisory is lifted for:

  • Station 11A — Edgewater Beach (Biloxi) — from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.

Advisories remain in effect for:

  • Station 11 — Gulfport East Beach — the extent is from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.
  • Station 15 — Shearwater Beach (Ocean Springs) — from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place.

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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