MDEQ Lifts Two Beach Advisories in Harrison County
Advisories Remain in Effect for Stations 8 and 20

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted two water contact advisories Wednesday for Station 6 (Pass Christian Central Beach) and Station 7A (Long Beach). Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. Advisories remain in effect for Station 8 (Gulfport West Beach) and Station 20 (Pascagoula Beach East).

Advisories are lifted for:

► Station 6 — Pass Christian Central Beach — from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.

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

Advisories in effect for:

► Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — from Maria Ave. east to Camp Ave.

► Station 20 — Pascagoula Beach East – from Westwood to Grand Oaks Dr.

These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. 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:

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