MDEQ lifts numerous post-Isaac beach closures
by MBJ Staff
Published: September 24,2012
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HARRISON COUNTY and JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has lifted numerous beach closures issued Aug. 31 in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac for monitoring stations in Harrison and Jackson counties.
The reopened beaches in Harrison County are:
• Station 8-Gulfport West — west end at Marie Avenue to the east end at Camp Avenue
• Station 12 A-Biloxi West Central — extends from Travia Street on the west to Iberville Drive on the east
• Station 12B-Porter Avenue — west end at St. Peter Street to the east end at Dukate Street
• Station 13A-Biloxi East — west end at Dukate Street to east end at Kuhn Street
The beaches in Jackson County are:
• Station 14-Front Beach — from the front of the Ocean Springs Yacht Club to Jackson Avenue
• Station 15-Shearwater Beach — from mouth of Weeks Bayou to Ashley Place
• Station 17-St. Andrews Beach — west end of the bulkhead to east end of the bulkhead
• Station 19-Pascagoula West — west end at Oliver Street to east end at Westwood
• Station 20-Pascagoula East — west end of Westwood to the east end at Grand Oaks
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