Twenty-nine oceanfront warning signs in the Myrtle Beach area (below) are “a better system than media advisories because beach-goers have a constant reminder of the dangers of swimming,” according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. TheState.com

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For more information on the Clean Water Act’s failed July 1, 1983 policy goal regarding water and recreation: EarthDesk July 1, 2014 and EarthDesk July 1, 2013.