MDEQ Lifts Closure for Segment of Beach in Bay St. Louis


(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring program, lifted a beach closure Wednesday that had been issued July 18 for a segment of beach in Bay St. Louis:


► Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — from the Box Culvert to Ballantine Street.


MDEQ advises that people can now engage in water contact such as swimming or wading and can consume fish or anything else taken from these waters. Water samples taken during the last few days returned results below the levels of concern.


There are no other closures or advisories in effect across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the status of beach advisories is available at:


To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.


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