MDEQ Lifts Two Beach Advisories for Station 15 and Station 1

No advisories in Effect Across the Coast

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring program, lifted water contact advisories Tuesday for Station 15 (Ocean Springs) and Station 1 (Bay St. Louis). There are no advisories in effect across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Station 15 — Shearwater Beach — the extent is from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place.
  • Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.

Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels.

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, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

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