MDEQ Lifts One Contact Advisory

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted one water contact advisory issued March 1 for the following beach monitoring station:


● Station 10 — Gulfport Central — from Alfonso Drive east to the old VA entrance.


Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels.  The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, notifies the agency when an area returns to acceptable levels and safe conditions.


A list of stations still under advisory and more information on the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program are available at:


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