|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
December 18, 2009
MDEQ ISSUES BEACH ADVISORIES
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
(MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, is working closely with local
officials to advise residents that the following locations may have high
● Station 3 - near Vacation Lane in Waveland;
● Station 4 - near St. Charles Street in Bay St. Louis.
● Station 5 - near Mary Avenue in Pass Christian;
● Station 6 - near Church Avenue in Pass Christian;
● Station 7A - near Trautman Avenue in Long Beach;
● Station 8 - near Fournier Avenue in Gulfport;
● Station 9 - near Pratt Avenue in Gulfport;
● Station 10 - near US Naval Home site near Oak Avenue in Gulfport;
● Station 10A - near Courthouse Road in Gulfport;
● Station 11 - near Cowan/Lorraine Road in Gulfport
● Station 12A ? Biloxi West Central, Travia Street to Iberville Drive;
● Station 12B ? Porter Avenue Beach;
● Station 13A ? Biloxi East, Dukate to Lee.
● Station 14 ? Front Beach, Yacht Club to Jackson Avenue;
● Station 15 ? Shearwater Beach, Weeks Bayou to Ashley;
● Station 17 ? St. Andrews, West to East ends of bulkhead;
● Station 19 ? Pascagoula West, Oliver to Westwood.
MDEQ strongly advises against swimming and other water contact in these
waters until water samples show a consistent safe level for human contact.
When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the
advisories will be lifted. Additionally, 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.
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the
Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, will notify the agency when the
areas have returned to acceptable levels. For more information on the
Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program:
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