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Mississippi Beaches Advisory/Closure History - 2015

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Dates of
Advisory/
Closure
Description
08/27/2015- until further notice  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 07 ([EPA:MS409670] Pass Christian East Beach near Shadow Lawn Avenue, Pass Christian). The extent is from Espy Avenue eastward to Hayden Avenue. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
06/04/2015- 06/12/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 ([EPA:MS837600] Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from 20th Avenue eastward to Thornton Avenue.
06/04/2015- 06/06/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 ([EPA:MS984335] Gulfport Central Beach one quarter mile east of Oak Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from Alfonso Drive eastward to Arkansas Avenue.
06/03/2015- 06/09/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10B ([EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport). The extent is from Courthouse Road eastward to Teagarden Road.
05/21/2015- 05/22/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 ([EPA:MS984335] Gulfport Central Beach one quarter mile east of Oak Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from Alfonso Drive eastward to Arkansas Avenue.
05/20/2015- 05/22/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10B ([EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport). The extent is from Courthouse Road eastward to Teagarden Road.
05/20/2015- 05/23/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 ([EPA:MS501920] Gulfport East Beach near Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport). The extent is from Teagarden Road eastward to Anniston Avenue. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
05/08/2015- 05/13/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 ([EPA:MS837600] Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from 20th Avenue eastward to Thornton Avenue.
05/07/2015- 05/09/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Hancock County station 02 ([EPA:MS999656] Buccaneer State Park Beach near State Park Road, Waveland). The extent is from 100 yards west of the sign eastward to 100 yards east of the sign.
05/07/2015- 05/13/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 05 ([EPA:MS183900] Pass Christian West Beach near Lady Mary Avenue, Pass Christian). The extent is from Fort Henry Avenue eastward to Elliot Avenue.
05/06/2015- 05/08/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10B ([EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport). The extent is from Courthouse Road eastward to Teagarden Road.
05/06/2015- 05/09/2015  BEACH CLOSURE as a result of a force main break outside a lift station near the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A ([EPA:MS589107] Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi). The extent is from Travia Avenue eastward to Iberville Drive. This station was changed from a water contact advisory to a beach closure on 05/07/2015 due to a force main break outside a lift station.
05/06/2015- 05/09/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12B ([EPA:MS444095] Biloxi East Central Beach near Porter Avenue, Biloxi). The extent is from St. Peter Street eastward to Dukate Street.
05/01/2015- 05/08/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 ([EPA:MS984335] Gulfport Central Beach one quarter mile east of Oak Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from Alfonso Drive eastward to Arkansas Avenue.
04/22/2015- 05/01/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 05 ([EPA:MS183900] Pass Christian West Beach near Lady Mary Avenue, Pass Christian). The extent is from Fort Henry Avenue eastward to Elliot Avenue.
04/22/2015- 04/24/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 07A ([EPA:MS951039] Long Beach Beach near Trautman Avenue, Long Beach). The extent is from Oak Gardens Avenue eastward to S. Girard Avenue.
04/22/2015- 04/25/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 08 ([EPA:MS315015] Gulfport West Beach near Fournier Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from Maria Avenue eastward to Camp Avenue.
04/18/2015- 04/23/20150  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 ([EPA:MS984335] Gulfport Central Beach one quarter mile east of Oak Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from Alfonso Drive eastward to Arkansas Avenue.
04/18/2015- 05/01/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10B ([EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport). The extent is from Courthouse Road eastward to Teagarden Road.
04/18/2015- 04/25/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 ([EPA:MS501920] Gulfport East Beach near Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport). The extent is from Teagarden Road eastward to Anniston Avenue.
04/18/2015- 04/22/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11A ([EPA:MS424283] Edgewater Beach near Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi). The extent is from Debuys Road eastward to Edgewater Avenue.
04/18/2015- 04/22/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A ([EPA:MS589107] Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi). The extent is from Travia Avenue eastward to Iberville Drive.
04/18/2015- 05/01/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12B ([EPA:MS444095] Biloxi East Central Beach near Porter Avenue, Biloxi). The extent is from St. Peter Street eastward to Dukate Street.
04/18/2015- 04/22/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 13A ([EPA:MS335067] Biloxi East Beach near Holley Street, Biloxi). The extent is from Dukate Street eastward to Kuhn Street.
04/18/2015- 04/22/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Jackson County station 14 ([EPA:MS335067] Front Beach near Martin Avenue, Ocean Springs). The extent is from the Ocean Springs Yacht Club eastward to Jackson Avenue.
04/18/2015- 04/23/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Jackson County station 15 ([EPA:MS464589] Shearwater Beach near Holcomb Blvd., Ocean Springs). The extent is from Weeks Bayou eastward to Ashley Place.
04/09/2015- 04/24/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 ([EPA:MS837600] Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from 20th Avenue eastward to Thornton Avenue.
04/08/2015- 04/10/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10B ([EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport). The extent is from Courthouse Road eastward to Teagarden Road.
03/26/2015- 03/31/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 05 ([EPA:MS183900] Pass Christian West Beach near Lady Mary Avenue, Pass Christian). The extent is from Fort Henry Avenue eastward to Elliot Avenue.
03/19/2015- 03/21/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 ([EPA:MS501920] Gulfport East Beach near Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport). The extent is from Teagarden Road eastward to Anniston Avenue.
03/18/2015- 03/27/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 ([EPA:MS984335] Gulfport Central Beach one quarter mile east of Oak Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from Alfonso Drive eastward to Arkansas Avenue.
03/13/2015- 03/18/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10B ([EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport). The extent is from Courthouse Road eastward to Teagarden Road.
03/13/2015- 03/24/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12B ([EPA:MS444095] Biloxi East Central Beach near Porter Avenue, Biloxi). The extent is from St. Peter Street eastward to Dukate Street.
02/06/2015- 02/10/2015  WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Hancock County station 03 ([EPA:MS594393] Waveland Beach near Vacation Lane, Waveland). The extent is from Oak Boulevard eastward to Favre Street.
HISTORICAL BEACH ADVISORY/CLOSURE HISTORY:
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