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2008-08-07 03:00:18

By Tim Flach, The State, Columbia, S.C. Aug. 7--State health officials' handling of a sewage spill into the lower Saluda River came under fire Wednesday as contamination continues to jeopardize recreation. Gerrit Jobsis of American Rivers faulted DHEC for not watching Alpine Utilities from the start of a spill from a plant that serves 5,500 homes and businesses in the St. Andrews area. "There needs to be better protection of public health," said Jobsis, Southeast regional director for...

2008-06-21 03:00:00

Mayor Bob Coble is concerned high levels of bacteria could harm the Congaree River's role as a centerpiece of downtown Columbia's revival. "All our efforts in redevelopment with the river at its center could be in jeopardy," he said. "We need to do everything we can to change the problem." Coble is asking the state Department of Health and Environmental Control for advice on what, if anything, local officials can do to reduce the bacteria. But DHEC officials say decreasing the contamination...

2008-05-24 18:00:19

By Megan Sexton, The State, Columbia, S.C. May 24--The spider lily is at home in the river. Truly. Hymenocallis coronaria, commonly known as the spider lily, grows in the rocky shoals and rises through the water. It grows best in rivers where fast-moving, well-oxygenated water passes over rocks -- such as the Saluda and Broad rivers near the convergence that forms the Congaree. But increasing usage on the river, people digging up the plants to take them home and changes in water flow...

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Congaree National Park
2013-04-18 00:18:43

Congaree National Park is located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The park holds 26,546 acres and the largest area of old growth forest in the United States. The establishment of the park began in 1969, when a group of conservationists began a grass roots movement to save the forested area from falling into the hands of private owners. Congress established Congaree Swamp National Monument in 1976, protecting it from loggers and in 1983, the area was designated as an International...

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