(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories Wednesday for Stations 3 and 4 in Hancock County. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. There are no advisories in effect across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The advisories are lifted for:

  • Station 3 (Waveland Beach) — the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.
  • Station 4 (Bay St. Louis Beach) — the extent is from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.

To receive beach advisories directly, fill out a contact form at http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches/contact.html for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.