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All Mississippi Gulf Coast Beaches are currently open
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[Hancock County, MS]
Hancock County, MS
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[Harrison County, MS]
Harrison County, MS
Station Locations

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

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Mississippi 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 Hancock County station 01 ([EPA:MS447804] Lakeshore Beach near Lakeshore Drive, Bay St. Louis). The extent is from the Sliver Slipper Casino eastward to the jetty west of Poinset 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 Hancock County station 03 ([EPA:MS594393] Waveland Beach near Vacation Lane, Waveland). The extent is from Oak Boulevard eastward to Favre Street. 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 Hancock County station 04 ([EPA:MS356172] Bay St. Louis Beach near St. Charles Street, Bay St. Louis). The extent is from the box culvert eastward to Ballantine Street. 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 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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