Posts Tagged ‘beaches’

MDEQ issues warning, but doesn’t close, Coast beaches

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued water contact advisories for two sampling stations in Harrison County. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas. MDEQ is working closely with local […] [...]

Officials expect Coast beach to renourished by July

by Associated Press Published: May 4,2012

Tags: beaches, county government, outdoors, sand, tourism, tourists, vacation, visitors

HANCOCK COUNTY — With the seawall barricades and sand re-nourishment projects, about 40 percent of Hancock County’s seven miles of beaches are under construction or not easily accessible. But county officials expect the re-nourishment projects could be completed by July. The beaches need sand pumped in every 10 years or so, county engineer Geoff Clemens […] [...]

Corps: New $19M seawall not stairwell to beach

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Bay St. Louis seawall is not meant for public access but to protect the road and utilities from hurricanes, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Susan Rees, manager of the Corps’ Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program, tells the Sea Coast Echo the $19 million seawall is not a stairwell […] [...]

MDOT: Stay off U.S. 90 due to blowing sand, treacherous driving conditions

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2012

Tags: beaches, sand, severe weather, storms, transportation, travel, Weather, wind

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is asking motorists to stay off U.S. 90 while crews are out removing sand that has accumulated on the coastal highway. MDOT says crews are removing sand between the Bay St. Louis Bridge and the Biloxi Bay Bridge today. The work began yesterday after heavy winds […] [...]

City’s waterfront should be open for tourist season

by Associated Press Published: November 29,2011

Tags: beaches, boating, construction, outdoors, recreation, tourism, tourists

GULFPORT — Gulfport’s waterfront recreation area should be open for business when tourist season arrives. The Sun Herald reports city officials expect construction to be completed in April on all but one of the multimillion-dollar projects underway at the city harbor and Jones Park to the north. The Ship Island ferry terminal, on the harbor’s […] [...]

West Ship Island’s beaches to be restored

by Associated Press Published: July 18,2011

Tags: beaches, environment, tourism

GULF OF MEXICO — Superintendent Dan Brown announced, as part of the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program, Gulf Islands National Seashore and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the State of Mississippi are undertaking a sand re-nourishment project on the north shore of West Ship Island beginning approximately Aug. 1. The work is […] [...]

Beach closed due to sewage spill reopened

by For the MBJ Published: June 8,2011

Tags: beaches, environment, state government, tourism

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has lifted the water contact closure that was issued May 31 for a section of beach in Gulfport. MDEQ sampling indicates bacteria levels are acceptable for water contact. The section extended from 41st Avenue near the West Side Pier east to 33rd Avenue near the Island […] [...]

MDEQ issues second beach closure in as many days

by For the MBJ Published: June 1,2011

Tags: beaches, closures, environment, tourism

LONG BEACH — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with the City of Long Beach and the Harrison County Sand Beach Department to advise residents that a water contact closure has been issued for a section of beach in Long Beach. The City of Long Beach reported a sewer bypass discharging onto […] [...]

Sewage spill prompts Coast beach closure

by For the MBJ Published: June 1,2011

Tags: beaches, closures, environment, tourism

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with the City of Gulfport, the Harrison County Sand Beach Department and the Harrison County Utility Authority to advise residents that a water contact closure has been issued for a section of beach in Gulfport. The section extends from 41st Avenue near the West […] [...]

Cut sewer line forces Gulfport beach closure

by Wally Northway Published: January 27,2011

Tags: beaches, environment, pollution

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, is working closely with local officials to advise residents about a beach closure: The affected beach is at Station 10 at the U.S. Naval Home/Veterans Hospital, near Oak Avenue in Gulfport from Alfonso Drive eastward to the VA Main Entrance. An […] [...]

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