MDEQ Lifts Four Beach Advisories
Three Others in Effect
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted four water contact advisories Saturday for Stations 8, 12A, 19, and 20. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. Three other stations remain under an advisory.
Advisories are lifted for:
► Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Maria Ave. east to Camp Ave.
► Station 12A — Biloxi West Central Beach — from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.
► Station 19 — Pascagoula Beach West — from Oliver St. east to Westwood St.
► Station 20 — Pascagoula Beach East — from Westwood to Grand Oaks Dr.
Advisories are in effect for:
► Station 11 — Gulfport East Beach — the extent is from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.
►Station 11A — Edgewater Beach (Biloxi) — from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater 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, fill out a contact form at for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.
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