STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

MDEQ Issues Six Advisories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robbie Wilbur
April 29, 2017 601/961-5277

MDEQ Issues Six Advisories

(JACKSON, Miss.)
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Saturday for six sampling stations--10B, 11, 11A, 12A, 12B, and 14. An advisory remains in effect for Station 5 (Pass Christian West Beach).

Advisories are issued for:


►Station 10B -- East Courthouse Road Beach -- near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport -- the extent is from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden Rd.

►Station 11 -- Gulfport East Beach -- near Cowan/Lorraine Road -- from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.

►Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach -- near Eisenhower Dr., Biloxi -- from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.

►Station 12A -- Biloxi West Central Beach -- near Rodenberg Ave. -- from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.

►Station 12B -- Biloxi East Central Beach -- near Porter Ave. -- from St. Peter St. east to Dukate St.

►Station 14 -- Front Beach -- near Martin Ave., Ocean Springs -- from the Yacht Club east to Jackson Ave.

An advisory remains in effect for:

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

These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories 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.
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
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