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 Post subject: Bacteria
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:09 pm 
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It appears that there have been numerous warnings this year about high bacteria levels along the grand strand; more so than normal I feel. Am I wrong? What's with the increase in instances if I'm correct? Will the issues be rectified?

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 Post subject: Re: Bacteria
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 pm 
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If it's raining in Myrtle Beach like it has in Kentucky I'm sure it's not helping the situation.


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 Post subject: Re: Bacteria
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:08 am 
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That’s exactly what has been causing the problem. We have had some torrential downpours.


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 Post subject: Re: Bacteria
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:42 am 
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I saw a lot of the beaches in NJ had a bacteria warning due to high percentage of fecal matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Bacteria
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:06 pm 
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It depends on who you talk to.

Here's the city of Myrtle Beach's Mark Kruea, (spokesperson for the city) on video.
https://myrtlebeachpointofview.wordpres ... ce-a-week/

Then here's WSOC TV in Charlotte from yesterday: "Some sections along Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have been placed under a swimming advisory, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control."
https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/parts ... /769177878

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 Post subject: Re: Bacteria
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:01 am 
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After watching the video, it begs the question if these issues are found at ALL beaches. They say the water is tested twice per week. Do Florida beaches get tested as often? Why is myrtle Beach making national news with these advisories? So many more questions.

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 Post subject: Re: Bacteria
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:24 am 
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Each state has their own department of health and environmental control, so if this were a FL message board I'm sure we would be getting the same questions.

“Why is myrtle Beach making national news…”
In the long run, I think it’s because Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular east coast beaches, and people love to spread any news. Remember when someone was shot on Ocean Blvd. last summer? It went viral on social media and world wide in newspaper coverage. A friend from Blackpool (oceanfront tourist town similar to MB) in Great Britain sent me a text about "the breaking news" about MB. I’m not saying this is wrong. People need to be aware of their surroundings at all times, but you’ll always hear more about MB than say, Garden City Beach or Pawleys Island.

Also, notice that the reference from the Charlotte news mentioned 9 streets along with MB State Park. This is confusing. Does it mean you can move 1 block south or north and the water will be bacteria-free? Also…these can change the next time they are monitored. As others mentioned, it can change with the weather.

The easiest thing to do is watch for the various signs that appear daily at each beach access and state park:

https://gis.dhec.sc.gov/beachaccess/help.htm

Sorry, I'm not much help.

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 Post subject: Re: Bacteria
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:09 pm 
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Our son & his family are down there now for Father's Day. They are staying in the 68th N. Ocean Blvd area. When he called me this morning he said that they could not swim due to the bacteria. I didn't think to ask him if it was posted. I just assumed it was. Knowing my son, it must have been because there is no way they would stay out of the water unless it is posted!! :BandHead:

Karen in Upstate SC

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