| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
August 10, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Thursday for two sampling stations.
MDEQ Issues Advisories for Two Stations
Advisories are issued for:
►Station 10B -- East Courthouse Road (Gulfport) near Courthouse Road Pier -- from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden Rd.
►Station 11 -- Gulfport East Beach near Cowan/Lorraine Rd.-- from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.
Advisory still in effect for:
► Station 7 -- Pass Christian East Beach near Shadow Lawn Avenue, Pass Christian -- from Espy Ave eastward to Hayden Ave.
These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.
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Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225