STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robbie Wilbur

June 6, 2015 601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Water Contact Advisory for Station in Gulfport
Two Advisories Still in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory for one station in Gulfport on Saturday. There are two stations in Gulfport still under advisories.

The advisory has been lifted for:

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

Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, notifies the agency when an area returns to acceptable levels and safe conditions.

Advisories are still in effect for:

►Station 9 – Gulfport Harbor Beach – from 20th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue.
Station 10B – East Courthouse Road Beach – from Courthouse Road east to Tegarden Road.

More information on the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the current status of the beach monitoring stations can be found at: http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/msbeach/index.cgi.

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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