April Beach Bacteria 77 Times Unsafe

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David Hucks
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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

April 24th readings taken at 67th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, SC were 77 times unsafe for swimming as reported by the S.C. Department of Health And Environmental Control.

The city of Myrtle Beach now has 8 areas that remain infected and can run high bacteria readings after rain storms.

67th North Bacteria
Bacteria Levels 77 Times Above Safe Swimming

Tourists and residents are urged not to swim in these contaminated pools.

The Sun News recently reported contaminated beach drainage areas  in Myrtle Beach as among the top beach concerns for swimmers for the 2017 Summer season.

Myrtle Beach has 8 such beach storm water run off drainage areas.  

The EPA stated Jan 24, 2017:  The most common illness associated with swimming in water polluted by storm water run off is gastroenteritis. It occurs in a variety of forms that can have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, stomachache, diarrhea, headache or fever. Illnesses often also include skin cellulitis.

Beach Cellultous
Cellulitis from swimming in Myrtle Beach Drainage Area 2016


The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) is the state agency responsible for monitoring ocean pollution. They are responsible for testing the water quality at beaches, as well as monitoring beach bacteria.

The Myrtle Beach area has a high rate of ocean pollution, due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The SCDHEC tests the water quality at Myrtle Beach beaches every week, and posts a list of results on their website.

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