STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Five Beach Closures in Harrison County

(JACKSON, Miss.) The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted closures Wednesday for Stations 5, 6, 7, 7A, and 8 in Harrison County. Stations 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Hancock County were previously lifted.

The closures are lifted for:

Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- from Fort Henry Ave. to Elliot Ave.

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

Station 7 -- Pass Christian East Beach -- from Espy Ave. to Hayden Ave.

Station 7A -- Long Beach -- from Oak Gardens Ave. to Girard Ave.

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

The remaining closures issued October 9 remain in effect as hurricane debris is removed, and MDEQ’s water sampling and analysis can resume.

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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Media Contact:

Robbie Wilbur
Communications Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225
rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov
601-961-5277 (o)
601-421-5699 (c)
@MDEQ