Edisto Basin Planning Meetings

Two public meetings were held on November 18th and 21st, 2019 to introduce the new Planning Framework to stakeholders, and formal Council meetings began in June, 2020. Agendas, presentations, meeting recordings, and meeting summaries can be accessed below.

Planning Meetings

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Public Meetings

St. George, S.C., November 21, 2019; 6 pm – 8 pm
Lovely Hill Convention Center
5905 W Jim Bilton Blvd
St. George, SC 29477
Agenda
Nov 21st meeting – SCDNR Presentations

Blackville, S.C., November 18, 2019; 6 pm – 8 pm
Clemson University's Edisto Research and Education Center
64 Research Rd
Blackville, SC 29817
Agenda
Nov 18th meeting – SCDNR Presentations

River Basin Council Meetings

Meeting #18
December 15th, 2021
Draft agenda

Meeting #17
November 17th, 2021
Agenda
Presentations:
    Process Metrics Survey - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Proposed Subcommittees - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Discussion and Consideration of Decision-making Process for Management Strategy Selection - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Discussion of Low Flow Strategy and other Surface Water Strategies - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #16
October 20th, 2021
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Surface Water Regulation Stakeholder Workgroup - Rob Devlin, SCDHEC
    Edisto Basin Groundwater Management Plans Overview - Leigh Ann Monroe, SCDHEC
    Overview of Water Management Strategies - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Comparison of Scenario Flows to Calculated 20-30-40 Flows - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Surface Withdrawal and Surface Condition Subcommittee Report - Jason Thompson, Charleston Water System
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Meeting #15
September 15th, 2021
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Groundwater Availability Evaluation Methods and Considerations – Joe Gellici, SCDNR
    Capacity Use Area Groundwater Management Plans – Leigh Anne Monroe, SCDHEC
    Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Edisto River Basin, South Carolina –Greg Cherry and Matt Petkewich, USGS
    Review of River Basin Planning – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Surface Water Modeling Discussion – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Surface Water Conditions – Jason Thompson, Charleston Water System
View Zoom meeting recording part one and part two

Meeting #14
August 18th, 2021
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    July Field Trip Summary – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Summary of Surface Water Modeling Results – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Comparison of Hydrologic Performance Measures – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Flow-Stream Health Relationship Results – Dr. Luke Bower, USGS, and Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
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Meeting #13
June 23rd, 2021
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    RBC Chair/Vice-Chair Selections and RBC Terms of Service – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc
    Flow-Stream Health Relationships Study Review and Discussion – Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy and Dr. Luke Bower, Clemson University
    Groundwater Resources of the Edisto Basin – Joe Gellici, SCDNR
    South Carolina Atlantic Coastal Plain Groundwater Availability Model – Greg Cherry and Matt Petkewich, USGS
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Meeting #12
May 26th, 2021
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    SC State Water Planning Framework Revisions – Scott Harder, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Introduction to Flow-Ecology Relationships – Dr. Brandon Peoples, Clemson University
    Flow-Ecology Study Results and Planning Applications – Dr. Luke Bower, Clemson University and Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
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Meeting #11
February 17th, 2021
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Regulatory Safe Yield Calculations – Alex Butler, SCDHEC
    Edisto River Basin Council and Water Availability – Jason Thompson, Charleston Water System
    Updated Surface Water Scenario Results – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #10
January 27th, 2021
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Impact of Land Use/Land Cover on Water Availability – Alex Butler, SCDHEC
    Finalizing Goals and Preliminary Surface Water Model Scenario Results – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #9
January 6th, 2021
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Methodologies for Evaluating Water Availability – Scott Harder, SCDNR
    Surface Water-Demand Scenarios – Scott Harder, SCDNR
    Goals of the Edisto River Basin (Draft), John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Performance Measures, Strategic Nodes, and Reaches of Interest – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #8
December 9th, 2020
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Surface Water Model Overview – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Groundwater Model Overview – Bruce Campbell, USGS (retired) and Jimmy Clark, USGS
    Environmental Flows Study Introduction – Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
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Meeting #7
November 18th, 2020
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Coastal Aquatic Resources – Joey Ballenger, SCDNR
    Edisto Freshwater Fishes – Chris Thomason, SCDNR
    Cultural Resources – Sean Taylor, SCDNR
    Water Law – Josh Eagle, University of South Carolina School of Law
    Edisto RBC Vision Statement Development – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #6
October 21st, 2020
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Edisto Basin Water-Demand Projections Update – Alex Pellett, SCDNR
    Water Demand Breakout Discussions – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Edisto River Basin Climatology – Hope Mizzell and Elliot Wickham, SCDNR
    SC Drought Program – Hope Mizzell, SCDNR
    Overview of Georgia River Basin Planning – CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #5
September 30th, 2020
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Overview of S.C. Freedom of Information Act – Van Whitehead, SCDNR
    Follow-up Discussion on Edisto Basin Water Resources – Alex Butler, SCDHEC
    Edisto Basin Water Use – Alex Butler, SCDHEC
    Edisto Basin Water-Demand Projections – Alex Pellett, SCDNR
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Meeting #4
September 9th, 2020
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Water Resources of the Edisto Basin – Scott Harder, SCDNR
    Connection between Surface Water and Groundwater – Bruce Campbell, USGS
    Low-Flow Statistics in South Carolina – Toby Feaster, USGS
    Process Metrics – John Boyer, CDM Smith Inc.
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Meeting #3
August 19th, 2020
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Edisto RBC Survey Results/Breakout Discussions – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Surface Water Permitting and Registrations/Groundwater Permitting – Rob Devlin & Alex Butler, SCDHEC
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Meeting #2
July 15th, 2020
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Planning Framework Overview – Scott Harder, SCDNR
    
Review of RBC Bylaws – John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #1
June 17th, 2020
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Purpose of River Basin Planning - SCDNR Presentations
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