A quick reference guide from the destination marketing organization for Coastal Mississippi
Why are Coastal Mississippi waters closed along the beachfront?
Coastal Mississippi is experiencing a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) due to the extended opening of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway. Popularly known as blue-green algae, HAB can cause rashes, diarrhea and vomiting. It is spreading as water from the Mississippi River pours into the Gulf of Mexico. As the region is situated along the Gulf of Mexico, these natural occurrences do take place, and other coastal destinations have experienced similar conditions.
What to say when a guest asks about what to do outside of the affected waters:
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