GULFPORT, MS (WVUE) - Water advisories have been issued for beach locations in Harrison County, Mississippi.
High bacteria levels along Biloxi and Gulfport beaches prompted the advisories, according to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
The segments of the beach are not closed. However, officials say there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the areas.
Advisories have been issued for:
East Courthouse Road Beach: From Courthouse Road east to Tegarden Road
Biloxi West Central Beach: From Travia Avenue east to Iberville Drive
Biloxi East Central Beach: From St. Peter Street east to Dukate Street
Gulfport Central Beach: From Alfonso Drive east to Arkansas Avenue
Officials state that the advisories will be lifted when samples show that levels are safe for human contact.