STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 7, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Lifts Water Contact Advisory
Five Advisories in Effect Across the Coast

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory for a beach monitoring station in Gulfport on Thursday. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. There are currently five other stations under advisories issued April 2.

The advisory has been lifted for:

►Station 9 -- Gulfport Harbor Beach -- from 20th eastward to Thornton Avenue.

These stations remain under an advisory:

►Station 2 -- Buccaneer State Park Beach -- from 100 yards west of sign eastward to 100 yards east of sign.

►Station 3 – Waveland Beach – from Oak Boulevard to Favre Street.

►Station 4 -- Bay St. Louis Beach -- from Box Culvert eastward to Ballantine Street.

►Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- Fort Henry Avenue to Elliot Street.

►Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Drive to Arkansas Avenue.

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 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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