STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Lifts Two Water Contact Advisories
No Advisories in Effect Across the Coast

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories for two beach monitoring stations on Thursday. Water samples at these stations show the areas have attained acceptable bacteria levels. There are currently no stations under an advisory across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The advisories have been lifted for:

►Station 1 – Lakeshore Beach – from the Silver Slipper Casino to Pointset Avenue.

►Station 12B – Biloxi East Central Beach – from St. Peter Street to Dukate Street.

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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