West Columbia, SC - Five Midlands Rivers Coalition water quality samples collected on Wednesday, July 10 came back above the standard for swimming. A swimming advisory is being issued for the section of the Lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers from the Lower Landing at Saluda Shoals Park to the Rosewood Boat Ramp (aka the Jordan Memorial Boat Ramp). Follow-up sampling was conducted Thursday, July 11, and those results will be reported Friday afternoon.
Contact recreation including swimming, wading, tubing, and paddling is not recommended in the advisory area. Individuals in at risk groups, including children, people with compromised immune systems, and people with open wounds, should use extreme caution.
For the advisory map and more information please visit HowsMySCRiver.org.