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MISSISSIPPI BEACH MONITORING PROGRAM
Harrison County, Mississippi

All Harrison County beaches are currently open
unless noted below.

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Harrison County Beaches Status Update:
> 04/18/2014 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 05 ([EPA:MS183900] Pass Christian West Beach near Lady Mary Avenue, Pass Christian). The extent is from Fort Henry Avenue eastward to Elliot Avenue. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
> 04/18/2014 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 07A ([EPA:MS951039] Long Beach Beach near Trautman Avenue, Long Beach). The extent is from Oak Gardens Avenue eastward to S. Girard Avenue. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
> 04/18/2014 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 10 ([EPA:MS984335] Gulfport Central Beach one quarter mile east of Oak Avenue, Gulfport). The extent is from Alfonso Drive eastward to Arkansas Avenue. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
> 04/17/2014 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 10B ([EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport). The extent is from Courthouse Road eastward to Teagarden Road. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
> 04/17/2014 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 11A ([EPA:MS424283] Edgewater Beach near Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi). The extent is from Debuys Road eastward to Edgewater Avenue. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
 
MDEQ advises against swimming and other water contact in these waters until water samples show a consistent safe level for human contact. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the beach advisory will be lifted. Additionally, 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.

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, will notify the agency when the area has returned to acceptable levels.


 
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Harrison County Sampling Station Location-Descriptions
 
 5-
(Tier II)
 [EPA:MS183900] Pass Christian West Beach   < ADVISORY ]
 near Lady Mary Avenue, Pass Christian

 30°18.293' N  89°16.775' W
 6-
(Tier II)
 [EPA:MS268175] Pass Christian Central Beach   
 near Church Avenue, Pass Christian

 30°18.728' N  89°15.216' W
 7-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS409670] Pass Christian East Beach   
 near Shadow Lawn Avenue, Pass Christian

 30°19.798' N  89°11.963' W
7A-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS951039] Long Beach Beach   < ADVISORY ]
 near Trautman Avenue, Long Beach

 30°20.485' N  89°09.621' W
 8-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS315015] Gulfport West Beach   
 near Fournier Avenue, Gulfport

 30°21.389' N  89°07.013' W
 9-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS837600] Gulfport Harbor Beach   
 near Pratt Avenue, Gulfport

 30°22.201' N  89°04.783' W
 10-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS984335] Gulfport Central Beach   < ADVISORY ]
 one quarter mile east of Oak Avenue, Gulfport

 30°22.559' N  89°03.161' W
10A-
(Retired)
 [EPA:MS152167] Courthouse Road Beach west   
 near Courthouse Road west parking lot, Gulfport
(retired, not sampled after 12/18/2012)

 30°22.649' N  89°02.608' W (added 1/6/2004)
10B-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS665298] East Courthouse Road Beach   < ADVISORY ]
 near Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport

 30°22.632' N  89°02.599' W (added 1/2/2013)
 11-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS501920] Gulfport East Beach   
 near Cowan/Lorraine Road, Gulfport

 30°22.938' N  89°01.578' W
11A-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS424283] Edgewater Beach   < ADVISORY ]
 near Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi

 30°23.317' N  88°59.588' W (added 1/5/2004)
 12-
(Retired)
 [EPA:MS324597] Biloxi West Beach   
 near Edgewater Avenue, Biloxi
(retired, not sampled after 12/15/2003)

 30°23.347' N  88°58.996' W
12A-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS589107] Biloxi West Central Beach   
 near Rodenberg Avenue, Biloxi

 30°23.586' N  88°56.291' W
 13-
(Retired)
 [EPA:MS444095] Biloxi East Central Beach   
 near Chalmers Drive, Biloxi
(retired, not sampled after 06/24/2009)

 30°23.589' N  88°55.186' W
12B-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS444095] Biloxi East Central Beach   
 near Porter Avenue, Biloxi

 30°23.637' N  88°54.093' W (added 6/16/2009)
13A-
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS335067] Biloxi East Beach   
 near Holley Street, Biloxi

 30°23.580' N  88°52.569' W
 
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