STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Eight Beach Closures in Harrison County and Jackson County

(JACKSON, Miss.) The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted closures Thursday for Stations 11, 11A, 12A, 12B, 13A, 14, 19, and 20. Stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, and 8 were previously lifted.

The closures are lifted for:

•Station 11 -- Gulfport East Beach -- from Tegarden Rd. to Anniston Ave.

•Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach (Biloxi) -- from Debuys Rd. to Edgewater Dr.

•Station 12A -- Biloxi West Central Beach -- from Travia Ave. to Iberville Dr.

•Station 12B -- Biloxi East Central Beach -- from St. Peter St. to Dukate St.

•Station 13A -- Biloxi East Beach -- from Dukate St. to Kuhn St.

•Station 14 -- Front Beach (Ocean Springs) -- from the Yacht Club to Jackson Ave.

•Station 19 -- Pascagoula Beach West -- from Oliver St. to Westwood St.

•Station 20 -- Pascagoula Beach East -- from Westwood St. to Grand Oaks Dr.

The remaining closures issued October 9 remain in effect as hurricane debris is removed, and MDEQ’s water sampling and analysis can resume.

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