STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Lifts Three Water Contact Advisories
Three Advisories Remain in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories for three beach monitoring stations on Wednesday. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. There are currently three stations that remain under an advisory. The six advisories were issued March 11.

The advisories have been lifted for:

►Station 4 – Bay St. Louis Beach – from the box culvert to Ballantine Street.
►Station 7 – Pass Christian East Beach – from Espy Avenue to Hayden Avenue.
►Station 9 – Gulfport Harbor Beach – from 20th Avenue to Thornton Avenue.

Advisories are in effect for:

►Station 1 – Lakeshore Beach – from the Silver Slipper Casino to Pointset Avenue.
►Station 2 – Buccaneer State Park Beach – near State Park Road.
►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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