GULF COAST, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, through its beach monitoring program, lifted water contact warnings Friday for all 21 standard beach segments as well as the four nonstandard segments that were issued Aug. 6.
Recent results indicated that while a harmful algae bloom was present and/or in bloom, many of the cells of the algae were dying. Seeing a continuation in this trend, MDEQ moved to the toxicity testing phase of the protocol this week.
Water contact warnings were also lifted for Pass Christian Harbor, Long Beach Harbor, and Bay St. Louis Harbor.