JACKSON, MS (WVUE) - - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality through its Beach Monitoring Program issued water contact advisories Thursday for certain areas in Pass Christian.
The advisories are issued for:
Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
Station 6 -- Pass Christian Central Beach -- from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.
These segments of beach are not closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted.
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.
More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available here.