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June 30, 2017

DHEC lifts swimming advisory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A section of beach along South Carolina's Grand Strand is no longer under a swimming advisory, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today.

"The area affected was 16th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach," said Sean Torrens of DHEC's Pee Dee Environmental Affairs office in Myrtle Beach. "Bacteria levels no longer exceed water quality standards and activity can resume in this area."

Please visit to view recent water sampling results along the coast.


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