STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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



MDEQ Lifts Advisory For Station 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Advisory For Station 10

(JACKSON, Miss.)
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Saturday for sampling station 10 (Gulfport Central Beach). Advisories remain in effect for Stations 5 (Pass Christian West Beach) and 9 (Gulfport Harbor Beach).

An advisory is lifted for:


►Station 10 -- Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

Advisories remain in effect for:

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

►Station 9 -- Gulfport Harbor Beach -- the extent is 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.
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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