STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Issues Two Water Contact Advisories

Three Other Advisories in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.)The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Wednesday for sampling stations 10B and 11A. Advisories remain in effect for stations 1, 7, and 10.

Advisories were issued for:

Station 10B -- East Courthouse Road Beach -- near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport -- from Courthouse Rd east to Tegarden.

Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach -- near Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi -- from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.

Advisories are still in effect for:

Station 1 -- Lakeshore Beach -- near Lakeshore Dr., Bay St. Louis -- the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.

Station 7 -- Pass Christian East Beach -- from Espy Ave. east to Hayden Ave.

Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas 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. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program can be found at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches/moreinfo.html.
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Note: 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.

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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