MDEQ Lifts Beach Advisory in Gulfport

Seven Others in Effect



(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Friday for Station 10B (East Courthouse Road Beach) in Gulfport. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. Seven other stations remain under an advisory.


Advisory is lifted for:


► Station 10B — East Courthouse Road Beach (Gulfport) — from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden Rd.


Advisories are in effect for:


► Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Maria Ave. east to Camp Ave.

► Station 11 — Gulfport East Beach — the extent is from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.

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

► Station 12A — Biloxi West Central Beach — from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.

►Station 15 — Shearwater Beach (Ocean Springs) — from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place.

► Station 19 — Pascagoula Beach West — from Oliver St. east to Westwood St.

► Station 20 — Pascagoula Beach East — from Westwood to Grand Oaks Dr.


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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