MDEQ Lifts Two Beach Water Contact Advisories

Two Other Advisories Remain in Effect

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted two beach water contact advisories Thursday for Stations 7 and 8. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. Two other advisories remain in effect.
The advisories are lifted for:
  • 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.
Advisories remain in effect for:
  • Station 5 – Pass Christian West Beach – the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
  • Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach — the extent is from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave.
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 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.