MDEQ Lifts Beach Water Contact Advisory and Issues One

Two Other Advisories Remain in Effect

Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted the beach water contact advisory for East Courthouse Road Beach. Water samples show the area has reached acceptable bacteria levels.
A beach water contact advisory is currently in effect for Gulfport West Beach. The beach itself is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. When water samples show that bacteria levels are safe for contact, the advisory will be lifted. Two other advisories remain in effect.
The advisory is lifted for:
  • East Courthouse Road Beach — the affected area is from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden. (Station 10B)
The advisory was issued for:
  • Gulfport West Beach — the affected area was from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave. (Station 8)
The advisories remain in effect for:
  • Gulfport Harbor Beach — the affected area is from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave. (Station 9)
  • Gulfport Central Beach — the 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.