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DHEC Lifts Temporary Swimming Advisory for Section of Beach on Edisto Island

Sept. 30, 2023

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 at Edingsville Beach near the access point on Lost Village Trail (station LC-075) in Edisto Island in Colleton County. 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, call your local DHEC office:

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



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