The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted the beach water contact advisory for Bay St. Louis Beach.

Water samples at this station show the area has reached acceptable bacteria levels. There are no beach water contact advisories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast currently.

Again, the ADVISORY has been LIFTED for:

  • Bay St. Louis Beach — the affected area was from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St. (Station 4)

Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming should not occur during or within 24 hours of 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, text “MDEQbeach” to (833)259-4545 or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.