For Immediate Release

March 29, 2022


MDEQ Lifts Two Beach Water Contact Advisories

Preemptive Beach Closure in Pass Christian Remains in Effect


(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted beach water contact advisories Tuesday for Station 3 and Station 5. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels.


Advisories are lifted for:


·    Station 3 — Waveland Beach — the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.

·    Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.


Beach Closure


·    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.


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 [].


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