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SCDHEC - Beach Monitoring System
greensmall Good Water Quality.
The water is safe for swimming, wading, fishing, and shell collecting.

greendot Swimming Not Advised.
Swimming is not advised within 200 feet on either side of the sign when water is flowing, and especially after rain. Wading, fishing, and shell collecting are not a risk unless you have open sores or lesions. Bacteria can get into open sores and cause infection. Health problems typically come from swallowing the water.

orangesmall Temporary Swimming Advisory.
Recent sample results indicated the area 200 feet on either side of this sign is NOT safe for swimming at this time. Sampling will continue daily until the advisory can be lifted. Wading, fishing, and shell collecting are not a risk unless you have open sores or lesions. Bacteria can get into open sores and cause infection. Health problems typically come from swallowing the water.

buffersmall Beach Advisory Extent.
Advisory extends 200 feet from either side of monitoring station following the shoreline.

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Much of the responsibility for reporting on surface and ground water quality in South Carolina rests with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). Geographic information systems (GIS) provide a means to summarize large amounts of spatially and temporally distributed data in an intelligible form. GIS developments at SCDHEC have progressed along two paths, application-specific tools and a general "data mining" system for querying water quality data. Application-specific tools include utilities for cataloguing monitoring stations, checking monitoring frequency and assessing the water quality. The general system, Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Program (IMAP), is a web application that allows the water quality expert to select monitoring stations interactively and analyze the chemical, biological and physical data. The results are reported symbolically on a map and in reports as defined by program areas.
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greensmall Good Water Quality
greendotsmall Swimming Not Advised
orangesmall Temporary Swimming Advisory
buffersmall Beach Advisory Extent
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SCDHEC - Beach Monitoring System
greensmall Good Water Quality.
The water is safe for swimming, wading, fishing, and shell collecting.

greendot Swimming Not Advised.
Swimming is not advised within 200 feet on either side of the sign when water is flowing, and especially after rain. Wading, fishing, and shell collecting are not a risk unless you have open sores or lesions. Bacteria can get into open sores and cause infection. Health problems typically come from swallowing the water.

orangesmall Temporary Swimming Advisory.
Recent sample results indicated the area 200 feet on either side of this sign is NOT safe for swimming at this time. Sampling will continue daily until the advisory can be lifted. Wading, fishing, and shell collecting are not a risk unless you have open sores or lesions. Bacteria can get into open sores and cause infection. Health problems typically come from swallowing the water.

buffersmall Beach Advisory Extent.
Advisory extends 200 feet from either side of monitoring station following the shoreline.