STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 10 in Gulfport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2017

Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277

MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 10 in Gulfport

(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 11A, 12A, and 15.

Advisories are issued for:


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

Advisories remain in effect for:

►Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach -- near Eisenhower Dr. (Biloxi) -- from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.

►Station 12A -- Biloxi West Central Beach -- from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.

►Station 15 -- Shearwater Beach near Holcomb Blvd. (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