MDEQ lifts water warning for a section of the Mississippi Sound

MDEQ lifts water warning for a section of the Mississippi Sound

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality lifted a water contact advisory Thursday afternoon for Ocean Springs Front Beach from the Yacht Club east to Jackson Avenue.

The water advisory issued earlier for Shearwater Beach from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place in Ocean Springs remains in effect. This 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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