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MDEQ: Don't swim in these waters

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

If you are planning to hit the beach during this holiday week, there are now two sections of water in the Mississippi Sound that you want to avoid. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a water contact advisory Tuesday for Gulfport West Beach from Maria Avenue to Camp Avenue.

The water contact advisory issued earlier for Waveland Beach from Oak Boulevard to Favre Street remains in effect.

MDEQ warns if you swim in these sections of the Mississippi sound, the current high bacteria levels mean you have a higher chance of getting sick. 

MDEQ will lift the advisories when water samples show that levels are safe for human contact again.

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