STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Beach Closure for Station 9 (Gulfport Harbor Beach)

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted the closure Saturday for Station 9 (Gulfport Harbor Beach). All other closures have been lifted except for Stations 10 (Gulfport Central Beach) and 15 (Shearwater Beach in Ocean Springs).

The closure is lifted for:

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

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations 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