SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality lifted three water contact advisories Tuesday afternoon. Waters off Pass Christian East Beach from Espy Avenue east to Hayden Avenue, Gulfport West Beach from Marie Avenue east to Camp Avenue and Gulfport Central Beach from Alfonso Drive east to Arkansas Avenue are safe for swimming again.
One water contact advisory issued earlier for East Courthouse Road Beach from Courthouse Road east to Tegarden Road remains in effect. 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 bacteria levels are safe for human contact again.