STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GARY C. RIKARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Lifts Three Water Contact Advisories

Three Advisories in Effect


(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted three water contact advisories for beach monitoring stations 1, 6, and 13A on Friday. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. There are currently three other stations under an advisory.

The advisories have been lifted for:

►Station 1-- Lakeshore Beach-- from Silver Slipper Casino eastward to Poinset.

►Station 6 – Pass Christian Central Beach – from Henderson Ave to Heirn Ave.

►Station 13A – Biloxi East – from Dukate eastward to Kuhn St.

Advisories are still in effect for:

►Station 7 -- Pass Christian East – from Espy Ave. eastward to Hayden Ave.

►Station 8 – Gulfport West – from Marie Ave. eastward to Camp Ave.

►Station 15 – Shearwater Beach – from Weeks Bayou eastward to Ashley.

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the status of beach advisories is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program can be found at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches/moreinfo.html.

To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to rwilbur@deq.state.ms.us for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.


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