STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 10B



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robbie Wilbur
June 28, 2017 601/961-5277
MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 10B

(JACKSON, Miss.)
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Wednesday for sampling station 10B (East Courthouse Road Beach, Gulfport).

An advisory is lifted for:


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


Advisories remain in effect for:

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

►Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

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.
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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