STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 9, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277




MDEQ Lifts Four Water Contact Advisories
One Advisory in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories for four beach monitoring stations on Saturday. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. There is currently one other station under an advisory issued April 8.

The advisories have been lifted for:

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

►Station 4 -- Bay St. Louis Beach -- from Box Culvert eastward to Ballantine Street.

►Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- Fort Henry Avenue to Elliot Street.

►Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Drive to Arkansas Avenue.


This station remains under an advisory:

►Station 1 -- Lakeshore Beach -- from the Silver Slipper Casino eastward to Poinset.

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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