Water contact advisory issued for part of the Mississippi Sound

Water contact advisory issued for part of the Mississippi Sound

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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