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.
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.