Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

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 issues warning but does not close Coast beaches

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories for three beach sampling stations in Hancock 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 […] [...]

Agency lifts advisories on three Coast beaches

by MBJ Staff Published: February 20,2013

Tags: advisory, beach, contamination, fishing, outdoors, pollution, public health, state agency, swim, swimming, water, water quality

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 […] [...]

USDA to spend $59M on Mississippi River initiative

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s spending another $59 million this year on an initiative that works with farmers and other landowners to reduce pollution in the Mississippi River basin. The agency says the new funding raises its total investment in the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds initiative to about $289 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Farm Bureau seeks to intervene in water quality lawsuit

The Mississippi Farm Bureau joined in early May 13 of its fellow state organizations in filing a motion to intervene in litigation seeking to establish uniform nutrient water quality standards. Gulf Restoration Network v. Jackson, et al is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to either adopt uniform nutrient water quality standards for all U.S. waters […] [...]

USM scientists determine Katrina had minimal impact on Pearl River

HATTIESBURG — An article in a recent issue of the “Journal of Hydrology” details how a team of scientists headed by researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi found that Hurricane Katrina had minimal long-term impact on the water quality of the East Pearl River in southwest Mississippi. Led by Alan Shiller, professor of marine […] [...]

Water wells score high with Health Department

by Wally Northway Published: February 15,2010

Tags: health, water quality

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — According to Los Angeles-based SouthWest Water Company, the Mississippi State Department of Health awarded high scores to three wells the company operates for the Pearl River County Utility Authority (PRCUA). The PRCUA coordinates the delivery of water, wastewater and storm water services for residents of Pearl River County. The newly commissioned […] [...]

USDA awards funds to watersheds

by Wally Northway Published: November 24,2009

Tags: agriculture, environment, federal agency, water quality, wildlife

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 41 watersheds in 12 states, known as Focus Areas, to participate in a new initiative to improve water quality and the overall health of the Mississippi River Basin. The selected watersheds cover over 42 million acres, or more than 5 percent of the Basin’s […] [...]

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