STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 19, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ LIfts Advisory for Station in Gulfport

(JACKSON, Miss.) The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Saturday for sampling station 10B in Gulfport (East Courthouse Road Beach). Two advisories remain in effect for stations 7 and 11.
The advisory is lifted for:
►Station 10B -- East Courthouse Road Beach (Gulfport) -- near Courthouse Road
Pier -- from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden Rd.
Advisories remain in effect for:

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

►Station 11 -- Gulfport East Beach -- near Cowan/Lorraine Rd. -- from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston 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.

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