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Biloxi brown water

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posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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My brother lives about a mile from the water. We go to Biloxi often to visit. My experience has always been nasty water. With that being said, they have revamped the "beach experience" by adding water activites such as jet skis and those large three wheelers made for the water. Biloxi is surrounded by barrier islands. This prevents any real type of movement of the water. It is more like a lake. The water itself is murky. There is no blue green color to it. When you step into it, it feels like mud. On the upside, you could always take the ferry out to Ship Island. This is much more like a beach experience. The water is pretty clear (not really blue green, but clear enough) And you will see a lot of marine life.




posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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I was at Keesler AFB in Biloxi for tech school in 2003. The beaches there already looked like toxic waste dumps, and that was before Katrina and the oil spill. The casinos there are fun, but that's about it. Also, as an aside, Biloxi in the summer is the hottest, most uncomfortable place on the planet. I've been to Iraq, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain.... nothing compared to the heat/humidity in Biloxi.



posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 09:17 AM
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Algae grows well in dead zones.



Buck



posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: AirTurbineStarter

if you get in the car and dive east about 120 miles 2 1/2 3 1/2 hrs depending on traffic, to pensacola beach, navarre beach, ft.walton beach, or destin, the water is fine, at 87, and the current flag is 90% green which means low risk of hazard and 10% yellow flag moderate surf and/or currents. swim with extra caution,and 10% purple which means dangerous marine life.

just a interesting side note, part of Jaws II was filmed in Narrvare at the Holiday INN that Hurricane Ivan destroyed in 2004.

Much of the 1978 film Jaws 2 was filmed at Navarre Beach.[2] Hotel scenes in the movie were filmed at the Navarre Beach Holiday Inn, a complex subsequently destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. A 161-room SpringHill Suites hotel opened in April 2017 on the former Holiday Inn site.[3]
Navarre Beach


spent many a day skipping school there in my youth.

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posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: AirTurbineStarter
Sorry if this has been posted already, or is in the wrong thread....I decided to come down to the Gulf because I needed a mini vacation. Anyways when I got here I noticed very few people at the beach and no one in the water.. I'm thinking what the heck ? Anyways after settling in at my hotel (the only reason I chose biloxi ms is because I got a comp from the casino. ) I went to the liquor store . I asked him the same thing "why isn't anyone at the beach or in the water?" He began to tell me how the water is brown and nasty , and they have "water warnings" .. so I need to see for myself. I drive along until I see a group of about 10 people, so I get out and go investigate the beach.. sure enough the water was cloudy and brown . I walked along for about 5 minutes and decided I'd rather go swim at my hotel . I'm very disappointed. I really wanted to go to the beach and have some fun in the ocean. I had no idea they had these water warnings (I don't think there is 1 in effect) .I'm from about 350 miles north of here I wish I had done a little more research before coming. Does anybody else know about this ? Anyways I'm stuck down here for 2 more days if any ats members are in the area feel free to send me a message . What's there to do around here with no beach ?


That is so bad
why can't local people write to the government?



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: Judy21

originally posted by: AirTurbineStarter
Sorry if this has been posted already, or is in the wrong thread....I decided to come down to the Gulf because I needed a mini vacation. Anyways when I got here I noticed very few people at the beach and no one in the water.. I'm thinking what the heck ? Anyways after settling in at my hotel (the only reason I chose biloxi ms is because I got a comp from the casino. ) I went to the liquor store . I asked him the same thing "why isn't anyone at the beach or in the water?" He began to tell me how the water is brown and nasty , and they have "water warnings" .. so I need to see for myself. I drive along until I see a group of about 10 people, so I get out and go investigate the beach.. sure enough the water was cloudy and brown . I walked along for about 5 minutes and decided I'd rather go swim at my hotel . I'm very disappointed. I really wanted to go to the beach and have some fun in the ocean. I had no idea they had these water warnings (I don't think there is 1 in effect) .I'm from about 350 miles north of here I wish I had done a little more research before coming. Does anybody else know about this ? Anyways I'm stuck down here for 2 more days if any ats members are in the area feel free to send me a message . What's there to do around here with no beach ?


That is so bad
why can't local people write to the government?


Because there is nothing wrong. There are no less than three major rivers that pour into the waters near Biloxi including the Mississippi River in LA no more than 25 miles away. All these rivers dump massive amounts of sediment into the Gulf in that particular area near Biloxi. Just like lake Pontchartrain and Borgne..They have always been muddy and will always be. The fresh muddy water is so prevalent in that area you can almost scoop up a fresh glass of water 50 miles out to sea.

I was just there fishing last week btw.
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posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 09:55 AM
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I am happy to hear that! Another good news for today! yay



posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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North west Florida here .
Yes its winter and as such the storms churn up the water more in teh spring the water turn clear blue in teh summer greenish blue in teh fall blue again .
wile the color change gets worse for pollution at times or alge blooms at other times it ranges a bit .
water is cold right now and the dead algae from last year has decayed into what is best described and a slimy brown mess .
The storms churn it up thus brown water .
No one swims in the winter here lol it smells it is cold and the weather sucks .

Ps it has always been like this MS being even more so but pollution makes it worse . All teh oil from cars along beach roads gas and garbage you leave behind has made a mess
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posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: midnightstar
North west Florida here .
Yes its winter and as such the storms churn up the water more in teh spring the water turn clear blue in teh summer greenish blue in teh fall blue again .
wile the color change gets worse for pollution at times or alge blooms at other times it ranges a bit .
water is cold right now and the dead algae from last year has decayed into what is best described and a slimy brown mess .
The storms churn it up thus brown water .
No one swims in the winter here lol it smells it is cold and the weather sucks .

Ps it has always been like this MS being even more so but pollution makes it worse . All teh oil from cars along beach roads gas and garbage you leave behind has made a mess


There is no doubt the pollution around the mouths of those rivers gets worse and worse each year. You have to think about how much sediment as well as other stuff that come from up river. All those factories, farms, industrial parks, dumping or running waste water into the Mississippi Basin and directly into the river. I can tell you from personal experience that more and more of the marsh at the bottom of the Mississippi is disappearing every year. These areas are needed to protect the Coastal areas near that Marsh and the more the disappear the worse the storm surge will be in that area during storms. It's really sad year in and year out to watch it slowly disappear. Hell most of the tress lost in Katrina have never grown back to this day.








posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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Yea I know we see it here as well .
last years alge bloom was so bad we got red tides .
The gulf is dieing another 20 years it will be one giant cesspool .
The fishing here is shut down more then it is open .

Nothing Anyone can do damage is done all we are doing is waiting on the check and its a dosse
So much for what humans cant do that could change the earth .



posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: midnightstar
Yea I know we see it here as well .
last years alge bloom was so bad we got red tides .
The gulf is dieing another 20 years it will be one giant cesspool .
The fishing here is shut down more then it is open .

Nothing Anyone can do damage is done all we are doing is waiting on the check and its a dosse
So much for what humans cant do that could change the earth .


There is no doubt the fishing seasons are shorter and shorter however that has more to do with bureaucracy and commercial fishing lobbying than amount of fish out there. Actually the Gulf of Mexico fishing has been pretty stellar the last few seasons. Well at least for me and the people I fish with it has. And I'm all over the place, multiple states and inshore and offshore. The only fish that have been on the decrease have been Red Drum. That is from lower limits on other fish like snapper and grouper and the raised limits on Red Drum. However last year recreational fishermen and guides like myself voted to lower the Red Drum limits in an effort to raise their numbers back up.

I participate in a lot of conversation and studies to measure population numbers and the effects of harvesting fish.





posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 03:52 PM
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well good fishing to you But just because teh boat you got on was still able to gte good hauls does not mean the fish population is healthy NORE does it even mean the fish are safe to eat .
half the time oystering is baned for health reasons .
My son did charters for years red snapper is very poplar teh fish are smaller year by year as most of the bigger older ones get cought .
some days they got good hauls others nada .

Believe what you want the trash washing up on shore the oil washing up on shore the red tide we had last year the alge that is so thick the water looks like it is almost solid .
Towards mexico beach the area is still fairly clean from panama city west it just goes father and father down hill .

for more tehn a year after the oil rig blew fishing was shut down . and even now the fish are very unhealthy sores fines shredded and so on .

Me I wont eat fish people get here and NO one I know does .Only the tourist will .
so enjoy the few good years left on your fishing charters if you really want to find out talk to your twon councle and find out just how soon things are going to be baned .



posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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O btw there has been talk about putting a 100 year stop on ALL gulf fishing the fish populations are not only down but on the verge of collapse in many areas .
Yers some ares still have fish otehr are dead zones larger then most states .




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