Posts Tagged ‘beaches’

Beach deemed safe, MDEQ lifts advisory

by Wally Northway Published: January 21,2011

Tags: beaches, education, environment, higher education, state government

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted an advisory previously issued Jan. 14. The affected beach is at Station 11, located near Cowan/Lorraine Road in Gulfport. Water samples show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of […] [...]

MDEQ warns of high bacteria levels on Coast beach

by Wally Northway Published: August 16,2010

Tags: beaches, environment, public health, tourism

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, is working closely with local officials to advise residents that one location on the Mississippi Gulf Coast may have a high bacteria level: The site is Station 4 in Hancock County near St. Charles Street in Bay St. Louis. […] [...]

Oil forces state’s first beach closure

by Associated Press Published: July 7,2010

Tags: beaches, disaster, energy, environment, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill, tourism

HANCOCK COUNTY — State officials have closed the beach and parts of Beach Boulevard in Waveland because a significant amount of tar balls has washed ashore and on the road. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality director Trudy Fisher told WLOX-TV there’s so many tar balls you cannot walk across the beach without stepping on them. […] [...]

Corps wraps up beach project

by Associated Press Published: March 31,2010

Tags: beaches, disaster recovery, hospitality

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finished pumping roughly 350,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach, signaling the end of a $12-million Corps project that began Sept. 23. Workers are now burying geotubes about five feet underground to help prevent erosion. Corps spokeswoman Susan Rees says the project is one of […] [...]

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