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Swim advisory issued for Lower Saluda & part of Congaree Rivers

West Columbia, SC - Four of the Midlands Rivers Coalition water quality samples collected on Wednesday, July 24 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 Blossom Street Bridge. Follow-up sampling was conducted today, July 25, and those results will be reported tomorrow afternoon.

Contact recreation (swimming, wading, tubing, paddling) is not recommended in the advisory area. At risk groups, including children, people with compromised immune systems, and people with open wounds, should use extreme caution.

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