MDEQ Lifts Four Beach Advisories

Two Others in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories Thursday for Stations 1, 5, 7A, and 12A. Stations 14 and 15 remain under an advisory.

Advisories are lifted for:

Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach (Bay St. Louis) — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.

Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.

Station 7A — Long Beach — from Oak Gardens Ave. east to Girard Ave.

Station 12 A — Biloxi West Central Beach — from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.

Advisories remain in effect for:

Station 14 — Front Beach (Ocean Springs) — from the Yacht Club east to Jackson Ave.

Station 15 — Shearwater Beach (Ocean Springs) — from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place.

When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted. 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:

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

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