STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 4, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts One Water Contact Advisory
One Advisory in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory for beach monitoring Station 15 in Jackson County on Monday. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. There is currently one other station under an advisory—Station 10.

The advisory has been lifted for:

Station 15 -- Shearwater Beach near Holcomb Blvd. in Ocean Springs. The extent is from Weeks Bayou eastward to Ashley Place.

An advisory issued July 2 is still in effect for one other station:

Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Drive to Arkansas Avenue.


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.

To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to rwilbur@deq.state.ms.us for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

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