MDEQ lifts three beach advisories, issues new one
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 7,2013
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MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted several Gulf Coast beach water contact advisories.
The advisories were lifted for:
• Station 1 — Lakeshore, which extends from the Sliver Slipper Casino east to the jetty west of Poinset Avenue
• Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park
• Station 15 — Shearwater, which extends from Weeks Bayou to Ashley
The MDEQ also issued a water contact advisory for one sampling station in Gulfport. It is Station 8 — Gulfport West, which extends from Maria Avenue to Camp Avenue.
This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area.
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