| MDEQ Issues Advisory for Station 10 in Gulfport
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ Issues Advisory for Station 10 in Gulfport
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact advisory Saturday for sampling station 10 (Gulfport Central Beach). Advisories remain in effect for stations 5, 11A, and 12A.
An advisory is issued for:
►Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- the extent is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.
Advisories remain in effect for:
►Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
►Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach -- near Eisenhower Dr., Biloxi -- from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.
►Station 12A -- Biloxi West Central Beach -- near Rodenberg Ave. -- from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.
# # #Media Contact:
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225