High levels of bacteria detected at 7 Charleston water sites

Charleston Waterkeeper says it found high levels of bacteria at 7 of the 15 sites it tests.

High levels of fecal bacteria were found at 7 of 15 sites tested by Charleston Waterkeeper.

Swimming is not advised in James Island Creek, Shem Creek, the Cove by Fort Moultrie, and the Wappoo cut, according to the organization.

The organization says polluted water created by the recent rainy weather has washed into the creeks and rivers, which is why bacteria levels usually increase when it rains a lot.

However, the results were much better at Folly Beach and, Sullivan's Island, and Isle of Palms beaches, where low level's of bacteria were found at all sites tested by the organization and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

You can find more information on the results by going to Charleston Waterkeeper's website.

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