MDEQ Lifts Closure for Three Stations in Hancock County

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted closures Thursday for Stations 1, 2, and 3 in Hancock County.


Closures are lifted for:


  • Station 1 – Lakeshore Beach – from the Silver Slipper Casino to Pointset Ave.


  • Station 2 – Buccaneer State Park Beach – extends approximately 100 yards from the sign in each direction.


  • Station 3 – Waveland Beach – from Oak Blvd. to Favre St. 


The remaining closures issued October 9 remain in effect as hurricane debris is removed, and MDEQ’s water sampling and analysis can resume.


More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available at:

To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

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