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Old 03-13-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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I keep hearing about a No Swim Advisory in place in Myrtle Beach that has been in place since Oct. 2015.... We have reservations at Ocean Lakes in June and not being able to play in the ocean would not be fun. Ocean Lakes says one thing about this and news outlets in the area are saying that city government is dragging their feet on making a public statement.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:19 PM   #2
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The DW saw that the other day on Facebook maybe.. Guess we will take that off our destinations this summer.. Apparently the bacteria levels from pollution are way to high and too unsafe to risk...

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Spent a week at MB in late Feb and heard nothing about this. But now I see some info on the net.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #4
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First thing Ocean Lakes in not in Myrtle Beach it is actually in Horry County so the Beach Laws would apply only to the Horry County Beach Laws.

Second the Ocean Lakes Water park may be open by Memorial Day

Haven't heard lately if they are on schedule.

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Old 03-13-2016, 12:50 PM   #5
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Here is a recent update. Have been to Myrtle beach each year for last 10 years. Like others taking it off my list this year until they figure this out.
http://www.myrtlebeachsc.com/health-...term-advisory/
Too many other nice beach areas to go to without this issue.

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This was in a news article:


*EDITORS NOTE: A NO SWIM ADVISORY DOES NOT BAN ANYONE FROM GOING INTO THE OCEAN. THE BEACHES IN THE CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH ARE NOT CLOSED. THE DHEC ADVISORY IS SIMPLY POSTED TO ALERT BEACH GOERS OF HIGHER LEVELS OF BACTERIA IN THE OCEAN WATER.

The article did mention Surfside beach which is close to Ocean Lakes.


Health Department Changes "No Swim Advisory" To Long Term Advisory - Myrtle Beach SC
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We are not taking it off our list at all The water park will be great and is on schedule. Do not think this is as big a deal as everyone is making it.

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More info do not panic !!!!!

This is not new !!!!! If you have swam there before ...............


The Myrtle Beach city beaches have been experiencing unacceptable bacteria levels for several years. In 2009, Myrtle Beach was listed by Business Insider as one of the twelve most polluted beaches in the United States. While neighboring Surfside Beach is also considered unsafe for swimming, North Myrtle Beach receives good ratings, as do Litchfield, Pawley's Island, and Garden City beaches.

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THE CITY OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, THE CITY OF GARDEN CITY BEACH, LITCHFIELD BEACH, and PAWLEYS ISLAND beach had systems in place that allow them to maintain ongoing the highest water quality reading DHEC gives which is good water quality. Myrtle Beach had no such systems in place.


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If Horry County is near Myrtle Beach.. The ocean water would be the same... It is all the same ocean. As for the beaches open and the water closed... I do not go to the beach to get sand in the wrong places.. I want to swim. I can do a water park up here and save the trip... Guess if it's been going on since 2009 they are not so worried about it... Until the tourist stop coming.

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The difference is that bacteria levels usually peak during hot times- not when it's still basically cold in March. If it's bad now, it's going to be Horryific in the summer.

I'm staying at one of the parks in April, but doubt we'll swim in the ocean. Just not worth bringing sickness into the house.
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