MDEQ issues seven new water contact advisories

MDEQ issues seven new water contact advisories

MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Seven new sampling stations in South Mississippi are now under water contact advisories. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced the following advisories on Thursday:

  • Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach in Biloxi -- from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave.
  • Station 12A – Biloxi West Central Beach -- from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.
  • Station 12B – Biloxi East Central Beach -- from St. Peter St. east to Dukate St.
  • Station 14 – Front Beach in Ocean Springs -- from the Yacht Club east to Jackson Ave.
  • Station 15 – Shearwater Beach in Ocean Springs -- from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Pl.
  • Station 19 – Pascagoula Beach West -- from Oliver St. east to Westwood St.
  • Station 20 -- Pascagoula Beach East -- from Westwood St. east to Grand Oaks Dr.

Advisories remain in effect for two other sampling stations:

  • Station 10 – Gulfport Central Beach -- from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.
  • Station 11 -- Gulfport East Beach -- from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.

While those sections of the beach will remain open, MDEQ says there may be a greater chance of illness for those who swim in those areas. The advisories will be lifted when water samples show the levels are once again safe.

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