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

Water samples at this station show the area has reached acceptable bacteria levels. Water contact advisories remain for five Mississippi beaches.  Details on these advisories and more information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available here.

The water contact ADVISORY has been LIFTED for: 

  • Gulfport East Beach — the previously affected area is from Tegarden Ave. east to Anniston Ave. (Station 11)

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.

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.