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MDEQ lifts a water contact advisory in Gulfport

MDEQ lifts one water contact advisory, but three others remain in effect in South Mississippi. (Photo Source: WLOX) MDEQ lifts one water contact advisory, but three others remain in effect in South Mississippi. (Photo Source: WLOX)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Despite the rain, Tuesday afternoon the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality lifted a water contact advisory in Gulfport for the stretch of water off Gulfport East Beach from Tegarden Road east to Anniston Avenue.

Three water contact advisories issued earlier remain in effect: Gulfport Harbor Beach from 20th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue, East Courthouse Road Beach from Courthouse Road east to Tegarden Road, and Biloxi West Central Beach from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. 

These sections of beach are not closed. But, MDEQ warns if you swim in these parts of the Mississippi sound, the current high bacteria levels mean you have a higher chance of getting sick. 

MDEQ will lift the advisories when water samples show that levels are safe for human contact again.

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