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Water contact advisory issued for part of the Mississippi Sound

A section of water off Gulfport's beach is under a Water Contact Advisory. (Photo Source: WLOX) A section of water off Gulfport's beach is under a Water Contact Advisory. (Photo Source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a water contact advisory Friday afternoon for waters off Gulfport Harbor Beach from 20th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue.

The beach is not closed. But, 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.

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