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4:23 am on Friday June 29, 2012

South Carolina beach water quality in bottom half; Beaufort does much better

Flickr user wasabicube Storm water runoff from roads and sidewalks can be a huge offender in beach water quality. South Carolina beaches have been ranked at number 19 out of 30 states in the quality of their water. In an annual report, The Natural...
6:16 am on Thursday June 28, 2012

South Carolina beach water quality in bottom half; Charleston does better

Image by Flickr user wasabicube Storm water runoff from roads and sidewalks can be a huge offender in beach water quality.South Carolina beaches have been ranked at number 19 out of 30 states in the quality of its water. In an annual report, The...
7:02 am on Friday May 11, 2012

DHEC closes some Beaufort County clam and oyster harvesting areas

Flickr user Tim Brown Architects Oyster beds near Penn Center. Following heavy rains, the  S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has closed the conditionally approved clam and oyster beds within Broad Creek and Jenkins Creek in...
12:01 pm on Sunday March 18, 2012

Several local waterbodies reopened for oyster, shellfish harvesting

Flickr user Tim Brown Architects Oyster beds near Penn Center. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reopened several approved shellfish growing areas in Beaufort County. "These areas have been reopened because water quality...
5:54 am on Saturday December 10, 2011

Oyster, clam harvesting areas on Battery Creek closed (Updated)

Flickr user Tim Brown Architects Oyster beds near Penn Center. (Updates at the bottom.) All clam and oyster harvesting beds on Battery Creek and its tributaries have been closed to harvest due to a sewage spill. "This closure is temporary and is the...
8:53 pm on Tuesday November 15, 2011

In Charleston cruise debate, water quality holding steady

Nutshell: Charleston water quality has held steady despite an increase in cruise ships during recent years — but environmental advocates and preservationists are still keenly watching the water quality front in the great cruise ship debate.
11:41 am on Sunday October 30, 2011

Grant will improve monitoring of Savannah River water quality

Flickr user Clevergrrl The Savannah River near Agusta. Thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a river-long series of sensors will be set up to monitor the water quality of the Savannah River. The network will be set up...
9:10 am on Wednesday October 5, 2011

Annual conference to discuss the Waccamaw River (update: bacteria levels good but trending up)

Flickr user charliebomber Kayaking off the Black River in Georgetown, SC. Update 10/5: The Waccamaw Monitoring Program has enough data over the past 5 years to see a growth trend in bacteria levels. Fortunately, those levels are still well below the...
8:05 am on Saturday September 3, 2011

2,295 more acres open for clam, oyster harvesting in Charleston this year

Image by Flickr user Tim Brown Architects Lowcountry oyster beds.Thanks to good signs in yearly water quality data, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will open more than 5,000 additional acres of shellfish beds for harvesting...
8:05 am on Saturday September 3, 2011

448 more acres open for clam, oyster harvesting in Beaufort this year

Flickr user Tim Brown Architects Oyster beds near Penn Center. Thanks to good signs in yearly water quality data, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will open more than 5,000 additional acres of shellfish beds for harvesting...

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