STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Issues Advisories for Two Stations
(JACKSON, Miss.) The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Thursday for two sampling stations.

Advisories are issued for:


►Station 10B -- East Courthouse Road (Gulfport) near Courthouse Road Pier -- from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden Rd.

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

Advisory still in effect for:

Station 7 -- Pass Christian East Beach near Shadow Lawn Avenue, Pass Christian -- from Espy Ave eastward to Hayden 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