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Short-term no swim advisory lifted for 77th Avenue North

A temporary swim advisory has been issued by state health officials for 77th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

Advisories do not mean the beach is closed, but that swimming is not advised within 200 feet of the stormwater runoff discharges on that block.

The advisories are issued when the ETCOC (enterococcus bacteria) measurement is greater than 104.

On Tuesday, the measurement was 315, the first day of beach monitoring conducted by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Beach water monitoring runs throughout the summer until Oct. 1.

The short-term advisories are typically lifted in one to two days, whenever the sample result falls below 104.

The advisory is in place until further notice from DHEC.

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