STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Advisories for Four Stations

(JACKSON, Miss.) The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted water contact advisories Thursday for sampling stations 9, 10B, 11, and 14. Three other stations remain under an advisory.

Advisories are lifted for:


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

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

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

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

Advisories remain in effect for:

►Station 7A -- Long Beach -- near Trautman Ave. -- from Oak Gardens Ave. east to Girard Ave.

►Station 8 -- Gulfport West Beach -- from Maria Ave. east to Camp Ave.

►Station 15 -- Shearwater Beach (Ocean Springs) -- from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place.

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