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Harmful Algal Blooms

As swimmers and boaters begin to enjoy the warmer weather on South Carolina’s lakes and rivers, DHEC cautions citizens to be aware of potentially harmful algal blooms in the surface waters of natural, untreated rivers and lakes.



South Carolina has so many beautiful waterways, from freshwater streams to saltwater marshes. If you are interested in protecting the health of our water and love to be outdoors, join Adopt-A-Stream today!


Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency?

Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.