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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.
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.
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.
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...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.