MDEQ Lifts Beach Water Contact Advisory in Gulfport

Beach Closure in Long Beach in Effect

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a beach water contact advisory Friday for Station 8 (Gulfport West Beach). Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. A preemptive beach closure issued October 6 in Long Beach remains in effect.
An advisory is lifted for:
  • Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave.
A beach closure is in effect for:
  • Station 7A — Long Beach — extends from Oak Gardens Ave. east to Girard Ave. MDEQ warns people to avoid water contact in this area including recreational activities such as swimming and wading.
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:
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