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Mississippi beaches closed due to algea blooms

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 13:56:21-04

The entire shoreline of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is now under the same water warning tied to the blue-green algae bloom. Pascagoula’s two beach testing sites joined the list Sunday morning, WLOX reports.

A water contact advisory from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality also remains in effect for a segment of the Jourdan River in Hancock County from the I-10 bridge to the mouth of the river into St. Louis Bay. The toxic algae has also been found in sampling taken at the Pass Christian Harbor, the Bay St. Louis Harbor, and the Long Beach Harbor, the station reports.

To see the station's story, click here.

To see the State of Mississippi's list of closed beaches, click here.