High bacteria levels lead to swimming advisories for 10 sections of Grand Strand beaches

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Ten sections of beach along the Grand Strand have been placed under a temporary swimming advisory due to high bacteria levels.

According to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the affected areas include 200 feet above and below:

  • 16th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach
  • 53rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
  • 34th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
  • 15th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach
  • 23rd Avenue South in Myrtle Beach
  • Nash Drive in Horry County
  • Outfall in Myrtle Beach State Park in Horry County
  • 16th Avenue North in Surfside Beach
  • 11th Avenue North in Surfside Beach
  • 3rd Avenue South in Surfside Beach

High bacteria levels have been detected in this section of beach, and swimming is not advised until bacteria levels return to normal.

It is safe to wade, collect shells and fish within the swimming advisory area, the release stated.

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