Please continue to avoid contact recreation like swimming, wading, tubing and paddling in the lower Saluda River downstream of I-20 and the Congaree River. For more information, visit HowsMySCRiver.org.
Created in 2016, the Midlands Rivers Coalition brings together outfitters, recreation providers, environmental organizations, state and local government, academia, industry, property owners, and other users of the rivers.
The Coalition monitors bacteria levels at eleven sites in the Broad, Lower Saluda, and Congaree Rivers, and shares the results on their webpage so you can see if the water quality is healthy before heading to the river.
If a water quality sample comes back above the state bacteria standard for swimming, a Coalition advisory is issued. Subsequent sampling is conducted the following day and results are reported the next afternoon.
For more information, including a comprehensive list of sampling locations, visit HowsMySCRiver.org