Broad Basin Planning Meetings

Two public meetings were held on November 8th and 9th, 2021 to introduce the new Planning Framework to stakeholders, and formal Council meetings began in March, 2022. Agendas, presentations, meeting recordings, and meeting summaries can be accessed below.

Planning Meetings

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Public Meetings

Columbia, SC, February 20, 2024; 6 pm - 8 pm
River Center at Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd.
Columbia, SC 29212
Agenda
Meeting Presentation
Meeting recording available soon

Spartanburg, SC, November 29, 2023; 6 pm - 8 pm
Spartanburg County Office of Emergency Services
175 Community College Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Agenda
Meeting Presentation
Meeting Recording

Spartanburg, SC, November 9, 2021; 6 pm – 8 pm
1881 Event Hall
805 Spartanburg Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Agenda
SCDNR Presentations
Meeting Recording

Columbia, SC, November 8, 2021; 6 pm – 8 pm
Cooperative Conference Center
169 Laurelhurst Ave
Columbia, SC 29210
Agenda
SCDNR Presentations
Meeting Recording

River Basin Council Meetings

Meeting #19
May 30th, 2024
Draft Agenda


Meeting #18
February 15th, 2024
Agenda
Presentations:
    Basin Plan Finalization, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #17
October 19th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Review of Broad River Basin Plan and Draft Executive Summary, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #16
September 14th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentation:
    Low-Tech Process-Based Stream Restoration, Alex Pellet, SCDNR
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Meeting #15
August 10th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Finalize Implementation Plan and Develop Progress Metrics, John Boyer and Grace Houghton, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Review Comments of other Draft Plan Chapters, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #14
June 8th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    May RBC Meeting Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Review and Finalize Planning Process, Technical and Program, and Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Recommendations, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Implementation Plan Development, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #13
May 11th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    April RBC Meeting Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    SCDHEC's Proposed Changes to the Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting Use and Reporting Act, Leigh Anne Monroe, SCDHEC
    Development of Planning Process, Technical and Program, and Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Recommendations, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule and Topics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #12
April 13th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    March Meeting Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Results of Additional Suppy-Side Analysis, Grace Houghton, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Feasibility of Water Management Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Selection and Prioritization of Water Management Strategies, John Boyer, Grace Houghton, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Chapter 8. Drought Response - Draft Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule and Topics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #11
March 9th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    February RBC Meeting Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Review of SWAM Model Updates, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Safe Yield Results for Additional Reservoirs, Kirk Westphal, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Reduction in Water Supply from Sedimentation and Increased Evaporation, Kirk Westphal, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Supply-Side Water Management Strategies for Gaffney, Kirk Westphal, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Next Steps for Evaluating and Selecting Water Management Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Drought Response Initiatives and Recommendations, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #10
February 9th, 2023
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    January RBC Meeting Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Flow-ecology Risk Results Review and Interpretation, Daniel Hanks, RBC Vice-Chair
    Broad Basin Agricultural and Socioeconomic Characteristics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Potential Effectiveness of Demand-Side Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Supply-Side Water Management Strategy Discussion, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule and Topics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc. and Ken Tuck, RBC Chair
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Meeting #9
January 12th, 2023
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    December RBC Meeting Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Flow-ecology Risk in the Broad Basin, Dr. Joe Murzek, Dr. Luke Bowers, and Dr. Brandon Peoples, Clemson University
    Full Allocation Scenario Safe Yield of Spartanburg Water Systems, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Modeling Drought Management Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Timing of High-Demand Scenario Shortages and Discussion of Demand-Side Water Management Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule and Topics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #8
December 8th, 2022
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    November RBC Meeting Review, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Surface Water Modeling Topics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Spartanburg Water Reservoir System Safe Yield and Summary of Surface Water Availability Results, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Introduction to Water Management Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Group Reports on Water Management Strategies, RBC
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Meeting #7
November 10th, 2022
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    September RBC Meeting Review and October Field Trip Highlights, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Phase I RBC Survey Results, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Recommendations for Assessing Flow-Ecological Health Relationships in the Braod Basin - Part 1, Dr. Luke Bower, USGS
    Recommendations for Assessing Flow-Ecological Health Relationships in the Broad Basin - Part 2, Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
    Surface Water Aailability Modeling Results of Planning Scenarios, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Discussion of Next Steps for Surface Water Aailability Modeling, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Upcoming Meeting Schedule and Topics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #6
September 8th, 2022
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Aquatic Resources of the Broad Basin, Jason Bettinger, SCDNR
    Groundwater Resources of the Broad Basin, Joe Gellic, SCDNR
    Surface Water Modeling Approach and Planning Scenarios, Scott Harder, SCDNR
    Introduction to the Broad Basin Surface Water Quantity Model, John Boyer and Tim Cox, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #5
August 11th, 2022
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Broad Scenic River Project, Bill Marshall, SCDNR
    Flow-Ecology Relationships - Part I, Dr. Brandon Peoples, Clemson University
    Flow-Ecology Relationships - Part II, Dr. Luke Bowers, USGS
    Application of Flow-Ecology Relationships in the Edisto Basin, Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
    Discussion and Feedback on Draft Broad Basin Demand Projections, Alex Pellett, SCDNR
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Meeting #4
July 14th, 2022
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Water Legislation and Permitting, Leigh Anne Monroe, SCDHEC
    Current Water Use, Alex Pellett, SCDNR
    Water Planning Framework Quick Review and Q&A, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Water Demand Methodology and Broad Basin Demand Projections, Alex Pellett, SCDNR
    FERC Licensing in the Broad Basin, Bill Marshall, SCDNR
    Ninety-Nine Islands Hydro Station, Jeff Lineberger, Duke Energy
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Meeting #3
June 9 th, 2022
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Presentations:
    Low-Flow Statistics in South Carolilna, Toby Feaster, USGS
    Water Supply Planning: Current and Future Water Demands, Linwood Peele, NCDEQ
    Climatology of South Carolina, Elliot Wickham, SCDNR
    SC Drought Monitoriing & Management, Elliot Wickham, SCDNR
    Vision and Goals Development, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #2
April 14th, 2022
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Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Planning Framework Overview, Scott Harder, SCDNR
    Water Resources of the Broad Basin, Scott Harder, SCDNR
    U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow Monitoring Network, Toby Feaster, USGS
    Process Metrics, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Vision and Goals,John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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Meeting #1
March 3rd, 2022
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Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
Presentations:
    Overview of River Basin Planning, the Planning Framework, and Examples - Scott Harder, SCDNR and John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Review of RBC Bylaws - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Basin Priorities - John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
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