STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Water Contact Advisory for Station in Gulfport
One Station Under Advisory

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Thursday for beach monitoring station 11. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. There is currently one station across the Mississippi Gulf Coast under an advisory—Station 10.

The advisory has been lifted for the following station:

►Station 11 -- Gulfport East Beach -- from Tegarden Road east to Anniston Avenue.

This station remains under advisory:

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

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 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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