STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 12A and Issues One for Station 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277

MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 12A and Issues One for Station 10

(JACKSON, Miss.)
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Tuesday for sampling station 12A (Biloxi West Central Beach) and issued one for Station 10 (Gulfport Central Beach).

An advisory is lifted for:


►Station 12A -- Biloxi West Central Beach -- from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.

An advisory is issued for:

►Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

Advisories remain in effect for:

►Station 9 -- Gulfport Harbor Beach -- from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave.

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

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 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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Media Contact:

Robbie Wilbur
Communications Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261

Jackson, Mississippi 39225
rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov
601-961-5277 (o)
601-421-5699 (c)
@MDEQ