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Mississippi Beaches Advisory/Closure History
2000-2004

When Beach Closures are announced, MDEQ advises against swimming and other recreational activities in these waters and any activity on the sands of the beach in the area until water samples show a consistent safe level for human contact. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the beach will be reopened. Also, swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.
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[2000 - 2004 Beach Advisory/Closure History]
Dates Closed Description
09/11/2004- 09/28/2004  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 (at U.S. Naval Home/Veterans Hospital, Gulfport), closed from Alfonso Drive east to the VA main entrance.
07/26/2003- 08/06/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Hancock County station 03 (at St. Clare Church near Vacation Lane, Bay St. Louis), closed from Vacation Lane east to Favre Street.
07/12/2003- 08/09/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 (at Pratt Avenue, Gulfport), closed from 19th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue.
07/09/2003- 07/13/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Jackson County station 19 (at Pascagoula Beach West, Pascagoula), closed from Oliver Street east to a point approximately 50 yards east of Station 20, which is on the east side of Pascagoula Beach.
07/09/2003- 07/16/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Jackson County station 20 (at Pascagoula Beach East, Pascagoula), closed from Oliver Street east to a point approximately 50 yards east of Station 20, which is on the east side of Pascagoula Beach.
07/09/2003- 08/21/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 07A (at Trautman Avenue, Long Beach), closed from West Avenue east to Shelter Rock Drive. (Updated 08/19/2003: Closure area extended from West Avenue east to Mason Avenue due to a sewer break on Russell Avenue.)
07/04/2003- 10/07/2003  Beach closure as a result of a sewage spill near the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 (at U.S. Naval Home/Veterans Hospital, Gulfport), closed from Alfonso Drive east to Arkansas Avenue.
07/04/2003- 07/23/2003  Beach closure as a result of a sewage spill near the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Laurel Drive east to Anniston Avenue.
06/14/2003- 06/23/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Hancock County station 03 (at St. Clare Church near Vacation Lane, Bay St. Louis), closed from Vacation Lane east to Favre Street.
06/04/2003- 06/06/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Hancock County station 03 (at St. Clare Church near Vacation Lane, Bay St. Louis), closed from Vacation Lane east to Favre Street.
05/14/2003- 05/25/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 06 (at Church Avenue, Pass Christian), closed from Henderson Avenue east to Hiern Avenue.
05/12/2003- 05/25/2003  Beach closure as a result of a sewage spill east of the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Southern Circle east to DeBuys Road. (This closure is between station 11 and station 12)
05/02/2003- 05/25/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Laurel Drive east to Anniston Avenue.
04/23/2003- 04/25/2003  Beach closure as a result of a ruptured sewer force main which overflowed into the Hwy. 90 storm drain near the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12 (at Breakers Inn/Edgewater Mall, Biloxi), closed from the traffic light in front of O'Charley's Restaurant at Edgewater Mall east to Breakers Inn.
04/18/2003- 05/25/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 (at Pratt Avenue, Gulfport), closed from 19th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue.
04/11/2003- 04/14/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Laurel Drive east to Anniston Avenue.
04/09/2003- 04/14/2003  Beach closure as a result of a ruptured sewer force main which overflowed into MS Sound at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A (at Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi), closed from Travia Avenue east to Iberville Drive. (This beach closure issued by Sand Beach officials.)
01/09/2003- 01/14/2003  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Jackson County station 15 (at Holcomb Blvd., Ocean Springs), closed from Weeks Bayou east to Waters Edge Drive.
08/09/2002- 08/12/2002  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Jackson County station 19 (at Pascagoula Beach West, Pascagoula), closed from Oliver Street east to the City Pier.
07/10/2002- 07/20/2002  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Laurel Drive east to Anniston Avenue.
06/28/2002- 07/03/2002  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 (at Pratt Avenue, Gulfport), closed from 19th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue.
06/19/2002- 07/03/2002  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A (at Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi), closed from Travia Avenue east to Iberville Drive.
06/11/2002- 06/14/2002  Beach closure as a result of a sewage spill near the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 07 (at Shadow Lawn Avenue, Pass Christian), closed from Espy Avenue east to Hayden Avenue. (This beach closure issued by Sand Beach officials.)
05/01/2002- 05/07/2002  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 (at Pratt Avenue, Gulfport), closed from 19th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue.
08/31/2001- 09/05/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A (at Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi), closed from Travia Avenue east to Iberville Drive.
06/29/2001- 07/02/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 13 (at Chalmers Drive, Biloxi), closed from St. Peter Street east to St. Paul Street.
06/25/2001- 07/09/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 09 (at Pratt Avenue, Gulfport), closed from 15th Street east to Thornton Avenue.
06/25/2001- 07/02/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 07 (at Shadow Lawn Avenue, Pass Christian), closed from Hursey Avenue east to the Least Tern Nesting Area.
06/15/2001- 06/17/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 10 (at U.S. Naval Home/Veterans Hospital, Gulfport), closed from Alfonso Drive east to Arkansas Avenue.
06/14/2001- 06/18/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Jackson County station 15 (at Holcomb Blvd., Ocean Springs), closed from Weeks Bayou east to Waters Edge Drive.
06/14/2001- 07/09/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A (at Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi), closed from Travia Avenue east to Iberville Drive.
06/14/2001- 06/18/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Laurel Drive east to the Least Tern Nesting Area.
05/11/2001- 05/18/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 07 (at Shadow Lawn Avenue, Pass Christian), closed from Menge Avenue east to Emerald Drive.
05/11/2001- 05/17/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A (at Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi), closed from Travia Avenue east to Iberville Drive.
05/09/2001- 05/14/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 06 (at Church Avenue, Pass Christian), closed from Pine Avenue east to Pass Christian Harbor.
04/14/2001- 04/18/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Laurel Drive east to Allan Drive.
04/12/2001- 04/15/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12A (at Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi), closed from Travia Avenue east to Iberville Drive.
04/11/2001- 04/15/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12 (at Breakers Inn/Edgewater Mall, Biloxi), closed from Edgewater Drive east to Briarfield Avenue.
04/11/2001- 04/15/2001  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 13 (at Chalmers Drive, Biloxi), closed from St. Peter Street east to St. Francis Street.
07/16/2000- 07/21/2000  Beach closure as a result of a sewage overflow at Beauvoir Road and Highway 90 near the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 12 (at Breakers Inn/Edgewater Mall, Biloxi), closed from the Coliseum Pier east to Brady Drive. (This beach closure issued by Sand Beach officials.)
06/20/2000- 08/04/2000  Beach closure as a result of high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Harrison County station 11 (at Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport), closed from Tegarden Road east to the Least Tern Nesting Area.

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