STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 18, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur

601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Two Water Contact Advisories
No Advisories Remain in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories for two beach monitoring stations on Thursday. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. There are currently no stations across the Mississippi Gulf Coast under an advisory.

The advisories have been lifted for:

►Station 3 – Waveland Beach – from Oak Boulevard to Favre Street.

►Station15 – Shearwater Beach (Ocean Springs) – from Weeks Bayou to Ashley.

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@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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