STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

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


MDEQ Lifts Two Water Contact Advisories
(JACKSON, Miss.)The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories Wednesday for sampling station 5 (Pass Christian West Beach) and sampling station 10 (Gulfport Central Beach). There are currently no advisories in effect across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The advisories are lifted for:

Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.

Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- one quarter mile east of Oak Ave. -- the extent is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

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@mdeq.ms.gov for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.
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Robbie Wilbur
Communications Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225
rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov
601-961-5277 (office)
601-421-5699 (cell)
@MDEQ