MDEQ: Swimmers beware

MDEQ: Swimmers beware

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a water contact advisory for the part of the Mississippi Sound off Gulfport Harbor Beach from 20th Avenue eastward to Thornton Avenue.

MDEQ warns if you swim in this section of the Mississippi Sound, the current high bacteria levels mean you have a higher chance of getting sick.

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

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