STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station in Gulfport

(JACKSON, Miss.) The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted an advisory Tuesday for Station 9 (Gulfport Harbor Beach). Two advisories remain in effect for stations 7A and 10 in Harrison County..

The advisory is lifted for:

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

Advisories remains in effect for:

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

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