STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Advisories for Five Sampling Stations

(JACKSON, Miss.)The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted five water contact advisories Tuesday for sampling stations 3, 4, 6, 8, and 19. An advisory remains in effect for station 20.

Advisories are lifted for:

Station 3 -- Waveland Beach -- the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.

Station 4 -- Bay St. Louis Beach -- from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.

Station 6 -- Pass Christian Central Beach -- from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.

Station 8 -- Gulfport West Beach -- from Maria Ave. east to Camp Ave.

Station 19 -- Pascagoula Beach West -- from Oliver St. east to Westwood St.

An advisory remains in effect for:

Station 20 -- Pascagoula Beach East -- from Westwood St. east to Grand Oaks Dr.

This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory 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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Robbie Wilbur
Communications Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225
rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov
601-961-5277 (office)
601-421-5699 (cell)
@MDEQ