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

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

River Basin Council Meetings

Meeting #8
December 8th, 2022
Draft Agenda

Meeting #7
November 10th, 2022
Agenda
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.
View Zoom meeting recording

Meeting #6
September 8th, 2022
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
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
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
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
Agenda
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
View Zoom meeting recording (Please note: audio quality is poor for parts of the recording)

Meeting #3
June 9 th, 2022
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Summary
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
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
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
Agenda
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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