Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
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All Mississippi Gulf Coast Beaches are currently open
unless noted below.

Select one of the following Mississippi coastal counties:

[Hancock County, MS]
Hancock County, MS
Station Locations

[Harrison County, MS]
Harrison County, MS
Station Locations

[Jackson County, MS]
Jackson County, MS
Station Locations

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Mississippi Beaches Status Update:
> 05/20/2015 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 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.
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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