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MDEQ lifts one Gulf Coast beach advisory

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted one water contact advisory issued March 1. The advisory has been lifted for Station 10-Gulfport Central, which extends from Alfonso Drive east to the old VA entrance. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria […] [...]

Agency lifts advisories on three Coast beaches

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has lifted three water contact advisories issued Feb. 15 for Coast beaches. The agency did not close the beaches. The following stations have been cleared by the MDEQ: ● Station 3 (Waveland Beach — from Oak Boulevard east to Favre Street) ● Station 4 (Bay […] [...]

MDEQ issues warning but does not close beaches

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

MDEQ lifts beach closure following sewage spill

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued Oct. 13 in Biloxi. The closure extended for a section of beach from Mockingbird Lane on the west to Edgewater Drive on the east and included Beach Station 11A-Edgewater Beach. Last Saturday, the City of […] [...]

MDEQ lifts numerous beach closures; issues new one

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has lifted several post-Hurricane Isaac beach closures on the Coast, but issued a new one for a stretch of beach in Biloxi. MDEQ has lifted beach closures issued August 31 for the following monitoring stations in Hancock and Harrison counties: • Station 1 — […] [...]

Report: City dumping billions of gallons of sewage into river

JACKSON — The city of Jackson released more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage — enough to fill four NFL stadiums — into the Pearl River system over the last four years, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Analysis of reports filed with the state Department of Environmental Quality indicate that Jackson bypassed treatment […] [...]

Officials delay decision on contract for marina/harbor

BAY ST. LOUIS — Officials have delayed for at least two weeks a decision on awarding a contract for a $21 million marina and harbor project. The Sea Coast Echo reports the bids for the harbor project were accepted six weeks ago. The low bidder was Gill’s Crane and Dozer Service of Slidell, La., with […] [...]

Construction getting underway on new aquatic center

TUPELO — Work crews are putting up a temporary fence this week around the construction site of Tupelo’s new aquatic center. A groundbreaking was held last Tuesday for the $11 million facility being built near the entrance to Veterans Park. Officials say construction will take about 14 months with a grand opening of the nearly […] [...]

MDEQ lifts numerous post-Isaac beach closures

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 […] [...]

Portions of Isaac-battered beach could open this weekend

HARRISON COUNTY — Portions of the Hurricane Isaac-battered beach in Harrison County could be open this weekend as workers continue to remove debris the storm left behind. Chuck Loftis, director of the Sand Beach Authority, told The Sun Herald crews are making progress and likely will open parts of the beach where vendors operate. Hurricane […] [...]

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