Edisto Basin Planning

Activities and reports on water planning in the Edisto River basin.


The new South Carolina State Water Planning Framework will be first applied to the Edisto Basin. Two public meetings were held on November 18th and 21st, 2019 to introduce the new Planning Framework to stakeholders and to solicit River Basin Council Membership applications (presentations given at each meeting can be accessed below). River Basin Council members were appointed by SCDNR in March 2020 (see below for list of members) and CDM Smith, Inc. was recently awarded a contract to provide facilitation and authorship services for the Council. However, River Basin Council meetings have been temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Council meetings are tentatively scheduled to begin in the late spring or early summer of 2020. Please visit this website for periodic updates and new information regarding Edisto river basin planning activities.

Edisto River Basin Planning Update

The Edisto River Basin Council was recently appointed by SCDNR, but formal council meetings have been temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet the River Basin Council

Edisto River Basin Council

Name Organization Position Interest Category
Aakhus, Mark Town of Edisto Beach Assistant Town Administrator Local Governments
Bagwell, Laura Aiken Soil & Water Conservation District Commissioner At-Large
Bell, Glenn RBM Forestry, LLC Owner Agriculture, Forestry, and Irrigation
Bishop, David The Nature Conservancy Coastal Conservation Director Environmental
Dr. Bass, John Retired At-Large
Duke, Joel Aiken County Assistant County Administrator Local Governments
Hall, Richard Orangeburg County Community Development Director Industry and Economic Development
Haralson, Johney Bamberg Soil and Water District Vice Chairman Local Governments
Jowers, J.J. Public Citizen Water-based Recreational
Krispyn, Hugo Friends of the Edisto & Edisto Riverkeeper Executive Director Environmental
Marvin, Alta Mae Clemson University Extension Service/Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail Commission Agribusiness Agent At-Large
McMillan, Trey Lowcountry Oyster Company, LCC Owner/President At-Large
Mosley, Michael Dominion Energy South Carolina Environmental Services Electric-Power Utilities
Odom, Eric Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities Water Division Director Water and Sewer Utilities
Shugart, Charles City of Denmark Public Works Director Water and Sewer Utilities
Stallworth, Hank Retired (SCDNR Chief of Staff) Environmental
Tarpein, Natalie Dorchester County Rivers and Waterways Commission Commission Member Water-based Recreational
Thompson, Jason Charleston Water System Source Water Manager Water and Sewer Utilities
Tolbert, Alex Orangeburg Country Club Golf Course Superintendent Agriculture, Forestry, and Irrigation
Walther, Jeremy Walther Farms Owner/Operator Agriculture, Forestry, and Irrigation
Waters, Jerry Palmetto Realty and Land Co. Owner/ broker At-Large
Weathers, Landrum Weathers Farms/ Circle W Farms Manager Agriculture, Forestry, and Irrigation
Yonce, Larry Industry and Economic Development

Edisto Water Planning Meetings

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Public Meetings

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

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

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