| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
December 16, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Friday for sampling station 7A. An advisory remains in effect for station 11 in Gulfport and also a closure in Biloxi.
MDEQ Lifts Water Contact Advisory for Station 7A
One Advisory and One Closure Still in Effect
The advisory is lifted for:
►Station 7A -- Long Beach Beach -- the extent is from Oak Gardens east to Girard.
The advisory remains in effect for:
►Station 11 – Gulfport East Beach -- the extent is from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.
A preemptive beach closure issued December 15 for a section of beach in Biloxi remains in effect:
►From the eastern barrier of the old Broadwater Hotel marina in front of Southern Memorial Park east to Ocean Club Boulevard. More information on that closure can be found at: http://bit.ly/2hE4wCJ.
When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory and the closure 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 status of beach advisories is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.
To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.
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Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225