| MDEQ Lifts Advisories for Stations 5 and 11A
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ Lifts Advisories for Stations 5 and 11A
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories Wednesday for sampling stations 5 and 11A. Advisories remain in effect for stations 10 and 12A.
Advisories are lifted for:
►Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
►Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach -- near Eisenhower Dr., Biloxi -- from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.
Advisories remain in effect for:
►Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.
►Station 12A -- Biloxi West Central Beach -- near Rodenberg Ave. -- from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.
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