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DHEC Lifts Temporary Swimming Advisory for 17th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach

June 7, 2019

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

The affected area was the public access point at 17th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach. 

Bacteria levels have returned to normal.

DHEC routinely collects water samples at more than 120 locations along South Carolina's beaches to monitor bacteria levels. Please visit for more information and to view recent water sampling results along the coast.

For more information, contact your local DHEC office:

•    Myrtle Beach 843-238-4378
•    Charleston 843-953-0150
•    Beaufort 843-846-1030


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