MDEQ Lifts Four Beach Water Contact Advisories and
a Preemptive Beach Closure in Pass Christian

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a preemptive beach closure for Station 6 and four beach water contact advisories Thursday for Stations 1, 7A, 10B, and 11. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. Four other advisories remain in effect.
Advisories are lifted for:
  • Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.
  • Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from Oak Garden Ave. east to Girard Ave.
  • Station 10B – East Courthouse Road Beach – the extent is from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden.
  • Station 11 – Gulfport East Beach – the extent is from Tegarden east to Anniston Ave.
A beach closure is lifted for:
  • Station 6 – a preemptive beach closure was issued March 14 for Station 6 (Pass Christian Central Beach). MDEQ warns people to avoid water contact in this area including recreational activities such as swimming and wading from Henderson Avenue east to Heirn Avenue.
Advisories remain in effect for:
  • Station 5 – Pass Christian West Beach – the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
  • Station 7 – Pass Christian East Beach – the extent is from Espy Ave. east to Hayden Ave.
  • Station 8 – Gulfport West – the extent is from Marie Ave east to Camp Ave.
  • Station 11A – Edgewater Beach – the extent is from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.
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 here.
To receive beach advisories directly, fill out a contact form for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.