STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur

601/961-5277

MDEQ Issues Advisories for Stations 5 and 9

(JACKSON, Miss.)
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories Thursday for sampling stations 5 (Pass Christian West Beach) and 9 (Gulfport Harbor Beach).

Advisories are issued for:

►Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.

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



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