STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Lifts One Water Contact Advisory
No Advisories in Effect Across the Coast

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory for a beach monitoring station in Harrison County on Thursday. The advisory was issued June 23. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. There are currently no stations under an advisory across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The advisory has been lifted for:

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

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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