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MDEQ issues Coast beach advisories

HARRISON COUNTY — State officials are warning that the water along several stretches of beach in Harrison County may have high bacteria levels that could expose swimmers to an increased risk of illness. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a warning yesterday for two beach segments in Biloxi and Gulfport. Neither area has been closed to swimming. Officials issued ...

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Crews lower sand level in fight to keep highway clear

HARRISON COUNTY — Sand is a road hazard drivers along U.S. Highway 90 in Harrison County know all too well. WLOX-TV reports work is underway that should keep more sand on the beach and off the roadway. While Harrison County crews worked to clear huge amounts of sand from the medians in Biloxi yesterday, over in Pass Christian it was ...

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MDEQ lifts six Coast beach advisories

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted six water contact advisories for Coast beaches. The advisories have been lifted on: • Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper to Poinset) • Station 2 — Buccaneer (near State Park Road) • Station 3 — Waveland (from Oak Boulevard to ...

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Advisory lifted on stretch of Hancock County beach

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory for a stretch of beach in Hancock County. MDEQ has cleared Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, which extends from the box culvert to Ballantine Street. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria ...

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More segments of beach closed due to water quality issues

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued water contact advisories for five sampling stations. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. The affected stations are: • Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper ...

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MDEQ issues advisory for one beach, lifts warning on another

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a water contact advisory for a sampling station in Harrison County. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. The location is Station 10 — Gulfport Central, which runs ...

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Eight years after Katrina's destruction, Coast park reopens

WAVELAND — Buccaneer Bay Water Park will open in the summer for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed it in 2005. That’s according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Buccaneer State Park’s structures, water parks and support facilities were destroyed during Katrina, and the park has reopened in phases over the past seven years. The Sun ...

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State agency continues to lose top executives

BILOXI — Another top official at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has announced he’s leaving. The Sun Herald reports Danny Guice, who had been interim director of the agency after DMR executive director Bill Walker was fired in January, announced to the staff last week he would be retiring, effective June 30. The agency is the focus of ongoing ...

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Agency issues warnings on two sections of beach

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories for two sampling stations. The MDEQ reports these segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas. The stations are: • Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper ...

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Corps repairing beach damaged by Hurricane Isaac

PASCAGOULA — The Army Corps of Engineers is working to repair the sand beach along the west end of Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports the corps built the beach after Hurricane Katrina and installed wind fencing and plantings to promote dune growth. Dunes help prevent sand from blowing onto the road and yards. Hurricane Isaac damaged the ...

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