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MDEQ: Water contact advisory for waters off a section of Biloxi Beach

MDEQ issues a water contact advisory for waters off a section of Biloxi Beach. (Photo Source: WLOX) MDEQ issues a water contact advisory for waters off a section of Biloxi Beach. (Photo Source: WLOX)

If you are planning to go to the beach there is a section of water in the Mississippi Sound that you will want to avoid. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a water contact advisory Wednesday for Biloxi Beach from Travia Street to Iberville Drive.

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 advisory When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact again.

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