STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Two Water Contact Advisories
One Advisory Remains in Effect; One Advisory Issued

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories for two beach monitoring stations on Thursday. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. There is currently one station that remains under an advisory, and one was issued for a station in Biloxi.

The advisories have been lifted for:

►Station 2 – Buccaneer State Park Beach – near State Park Road.
►Station 10 – Gulfport Central Beach – from Alfonso Drive to Arkansas Avenue.

An advisory was issued Thursday for:

►Station 12B – Biloxi East Central Beach – from St. Peter Street to Dukate Street.

One station remains under an advisory:

►Station 1 – Lakeshore Beach – from the Silver Slipper Casino to Pointset 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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