Hydrology News

Recent activities and reports of the Hydrology Section.

The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for May 8thth, 2024

April 22, 2024
The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for May 8th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Starr and Iva Water Sewer District Office (104 Roy Arnold Rd. Starr, SC 29684). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 23rd, 2024

April 16, 2024
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 23rd, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda). This meeting will take place in-person at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 17th, 2024

April 3, 2024
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 17th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Greenville Water Stovall Water Treatment Plant (50 Pleasant Retreat Road, Traveler's Rest, SC 29690). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 10th, 2024

March 25, 2024
The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 10th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Starr and Iva Water Sewer District Office (104 Roy Arnold Rd. Starr, SC 29684). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 4th, 2024

March 25, 2024
The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 4th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (draft agenda) at the Stanley Arts Center in Hampton, SC (105 Lee Avenue, Hampton, SC 29924). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 26th, 2024

March 19, 2024
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 26th, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (draft agenda). This meeting will take place in-person at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 20th, 2024

March 11, 2024
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 20st, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the LCWSC Office (3850 Hwy 221 S, Laurens SC 29630). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Releases 2022 Potentiometric Surface Map of the McQueen Branch and Charleston Aquifers

March 4, 2024
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of our yearly water resource report entitled: Potentiometric Surface of the McQueen Branch and Charleston Aquifers in South Carolina, November-December 2022. The report includes a map and a description of groundwater conditions observed during late 2022 for the McQueen Branch and Charleston Aquifers. The report can be found here. For more information please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 7th, 2024

February 22, 2024
The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 7th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Stanley Arts Center in Hampton, SC (105 Lee Avenue, Hampton, SC 29924). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Final Broad River Basin Plan Now Available for Review

February 19, 2024
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of the final Broad River Basin Plan. The final plan will be presented at a public meeting (agenda) scheduled for February 20th, 2024. The meeting will take place at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29212). For more information and to access the final plan, please visit the Broad River Basin Plan page or contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 13th, 2024

February 16, 2024
The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 13th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Starr and Iva Water Sewer District Office (104 Roy Arnold Rd. Starr, SC 29684). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 27th, 2024

February 16, 2024
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 27th, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 10:10 AM (draft agenda). This meeting will take place virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 21st, 2024

February 8, 2024
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 21st, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the LCWSC Office (3850 Hwy 221 S, Laurens SC 29630). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 15th, 2024

February 8, 2024
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 15th, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda). The Council will meet virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Joint River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 14th, 2024

January 31, 2024
The joint Upper Savannah and Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 14th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the North Augusta Municipal Building (100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta SC 29841). The public may attend in-person or virtually. For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov) or Alexis Modzelesky (ModzeleskyA@dnr.sc.gov).

Public Meeting Scheduled for February 20th, 2024, to Present Final Broad River Basin Plan

January 22, 2024
A public meeting has been scheduled for February 20th, 2024, to present the final Broad River Basin Plan (available soon) to stakeholders in the Broad River Basin. The meeting will take place at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29212). For more information, please visit the Broad River Basin Plan page or contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 23rd, 2024

January 16, 2024
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 23rd, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM. This meeting will take place in-person at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for meeting access information.

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 17th, 2024

January 9, 2024
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 17th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the LCWSC Office (3850 Hwy 221 S, Laurens SC 29630). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for virtual meeting access information.

The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 10th, 2024

January 5, 2024
The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 10th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (draft agenda) at the Starr and Iva Water Sewer District Office (104 Roy Arnold Rd. Starr, SC 29684). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

SCDNR Extends Deadline for Accepting Public Comments on the Draft Broad River Basin Plan to January 19th, 2024

January 5, 2024
SCDNR has extended the deadline for accepting public comments on the draft Broad River Basin Plan to January 19th, 2024. Submission intructions along with the draft plan can be found on the Broad River Basin Plan page. For more information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 4th, 2024

January 2, 2024
The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 4th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM (draft agenda) at the Stanley Arts Center in Hampton, SC (105 Lee Avenue, Hampton, SC 29924). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 19th, 2023

December 11, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 19th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. This meeting will take place virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for meeting access information.

The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 13th, 2023

December 11, 2023
The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 13th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (draft agenda) at the World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station (7812 Rochester Highway, Seneca, SC 29672). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

SCDNR Now Accepting Public Comments on the Draft Broad River Basin Plan

November 30, 2023
SCDNR is now accepting public comments on the draft Broad River Basin Plan. Public comments will be accepted through January 2nd, 2024. Submission intructions along with the draft plan can be found on the Broad River Basin Plan page. For more information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 7th, 2023

November 27, 2023
The next Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 7th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Bull Durham Center in Estill, SC (372 North Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy, Estill, SC 29918). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Public Meeting Scheduled for November 29th, 2023, to Introduce draft Broad River Basin Plan

October 27, 2023
A public meeting (agenda) has been scheduled for November 29th, 2023, to present the draft Broad River Basin Plan to stakeholders in the Broad River Basin. The meeting will take place at the Spartanburg County Office of Emergency Services (175 Community College Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303). For more information and to review the draft plan, please visit the Broad River Basin Plan page or contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 28th, 2023

November 8, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 28th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This meeting will take place virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for meeting access information.

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 15th, 2023

October 27, 2023
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 15th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at tthe LCWSC Office (3850 Hwy 221 S, Laurens SC 29630). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for virtual meeting access information.

The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 8th, 2023

October 26, 2023
The next Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 8th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Starr and Iva Water Sewer District Office, SC (104 Roy Arnold Rd. Starr, SC 29684). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

The first Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 2nd, 2023

October 23, 2023
The first Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 2nd, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto REC in Blackville, SC (64 Research Street, Blackville SC 29817). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for October 24th, 2023

October 10, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for October 24th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for meeting access information.

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for October 19th, 2023

October 9, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for October 19th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM (draft agenda). The Council will meet virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for October 18th, 2023

October 9, 2023
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for October 18th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Greenville Water Community Room (517 West Washington Street, Greenville SC 29601). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for virtual meeting access information.

SCDNR Appoints Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council

October 10, 2023
SCDNR has appointed 25 members to the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council. The Council is represented by a diverse group of stakeholders and is responsible for developing the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Plan under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework.

Third Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for October 11th, 2023

September 28, 2023
The third Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for October 11th, 2023, from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Anderson County Extension Office - Expo Room in Anderson, SC (1428 Pearman Dairy Rd. Anderson, SC 29625). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

SCDNR Extends Deadline for Submitting Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council Membership Applications

September 7, 2023
SCDNR has extended the deadline for submitting Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council membership applications to September 22nd, 2023. The Council is a stakeholder-led team responsible for developing a River Basin Plan for the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie planning basin under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework. Applications are available for download here.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 26th, 2023

September 7, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 26th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for meeting access information.

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 20th, 2023

September 7, 2023
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 20th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Dominion Energy Lake Murray Training Center (1888 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for virtual meeting access information.

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 14th, 2023

August 31, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 14th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM (draft agenda). The Council will meet in-person at the Spartanburg County Office of Emergency Services Center (175 Community College Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Second Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 13th, 2023

August 31, 2023
The second Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 13th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Starr-Iva Water and Sewer District Office in Starr, SC (104 Roy Arnold Rd. Starr, SC 29684). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

SCDNR Now Accepting Applications for the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council

August 24, 2023
SCDNR is now accepting applications for the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council. The Council is a stakeholder-led team responsible for developing a River Basin Plan for the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie planning basin under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework. Applications are available for download here and are due by September 15th, 2023.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for August 22nd, 2023

August 8, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for August 22nd, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda)for meeting access information.

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for August 16th, 2023

August 4, 2023
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for August 16th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at The Ridge in the City of Laurens (301 Exchange Dr., Laurens, SC 29360). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for virtual meeting access information.

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for August 10th, 2023

July 25, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for August 10th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (draft agenda). The Council will meet in-person at the South Carolina Rural Water Association office in Columbia, SC (128 Stonemark Lane). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Public Meetings Scheduled for August 24th and 29th to Kick-off Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Planning Activities

July 17, 2023
SCDNR will host two public meetings on August 24th in Walterboro and on August 29th in North Augusta to kick-off river basin planning activities in the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie planning basin. An overview of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework will be presented and applications for the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie River Basin Council will be solicited. Similar information will be presented at each meeting. For more information including meeting times, locations, and agendas visit the Lower Savannah-Salkehatchie Basin Planning page.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for July 25th, 2023

July 17, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for July 25th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Council will meet virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for meeting access information.

First Upper Savannah River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for July 26th, 2023

July 11, 2023
The first Upper Savannah River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for July 26th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Starr-Iva Water and Sewer District Office in Starr, SC (104 Roy Arnold Rd. Starr, SC 29684). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for July 19th, 2023

July 5, 2023
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for July 19th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Ridge in the City of Laurens (301 Exchange Dr., Laurens, SC 29360). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for virtual meeting access information.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 27th, 2023

June 8, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 27th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see (draft agenda) for virtual meeting access information.

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 21st, 2023

June 8, 2023
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 21st, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Ridge in the City of Laurens (301 Exchange Dr., Laurens, SC 29360). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 8th, 2023

May 25, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 8th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda). The Council will meet in-person at Harbison State Forest's Environmental Education Center (5600 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29212). The public may attend in-person or virtually. Please see draft agenda for virtual meeting access information.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for May 23rd, 2023

May 9, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for May 23rd, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for May 17th, 2023

May 2, 2023
The next Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for May 17th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at The Ridge in the City of Laurens (301 Exchange Dr., Laurens, SC 29360). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for May 11th, 2023

May 1, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for May 11th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda). The Council will meet in-person at Presybyterian College's Chapman Conference Center (Jacobs Hall) in Clinton, SC (campus map). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Public Meeting Scheduled for June 1st, 2023 to introduce final Edisto River Basin Plan.

May 1, 2023
A public meeting has been scheduled for June 1st, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (agenda) to introduce the final Edisto River Basin Plan. The meeting will take place at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center (64 Research St., Blackville, SC 29817). For more information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 26th, 2023

April 12, 2023
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 26th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 25th, 2023

March 14, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 25th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Now Accepting Applications for Upper Savannah River Basin Council

April 10, 2023
SCDNR is now accepting applications for the Upper Savannah River Basin Council. The Council is a stakeholder-led team responsible for developing a River Basin Plan for the Upper Savannah basin under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework. Applications are available for download here and are due by May 8th, 2023.

Second Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 19th, 2023

April 6, 2023
The second Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 19th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at The Ridge in the City of Laurens (301 Exchange Dr., Laurens, SC 29360). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 13th, 2023

March 30, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 13th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. - Rm 528, Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Drills New Well for Groundwater Monitoring Network

March 29, 2023
A new monitoring well has been drilled at 8 Oaks Park near the City of Georgetown, SC. The well is 845 feet deep and screened in the McQueen Branch aquifer. It will be instrumented with an automated water-level recorder and will be added to the SCDNR Groundwater Monitoring Network, a network of wells used to assess groundwater availability in the State. For more information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 28th, 2023

March 14, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 28th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Public Meetings Scheduled for April 10th and 11th to Kick-off Upper Savannah River Basin Planning Activities

March 7, 2023
SCDNR will host two public meetings on April 10th in Anderson and on April 11th in McCormick to kick-off river basin planning activities in the Upper Savannah River Basin. An overview of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework will be presented and applications for the Upper Savannah River Basin Council will be solicited. Similar information will be presented at each meeting. For more information including meeting times and locations visit the Upper Savannah Basin Planning page.

First Saluda River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 22nd, 2023

March 7, 2023
The first Saluda River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 22nd, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at The Ridge in the City of Laurens (301 Exchange Dr., Laurens, SC 29360). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 9th, 2023

February 23, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 9th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. - Rm 528, Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 28th, 2023

February 14, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 28th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 9th, 2023

January 27, 2023
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 9th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. - Rm 528, Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 24th, 2023

January 17, 2023
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 24th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (draft agenda). The meeting will take place in virtual format only. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Public Meeting Scheduled for February 15th, 2023, to Introduce draft Edisto River Basin Plan

January 12, 2023
A public meeting has been scheduled for February 15th, 2023, to present the draft Edisto River Basin Plan to stakeholders in the Edisto basin. The meeting will take place at Orangeburg DPU's Operations Center (352 Sprinkle Ave., Orangeburg, SC 29670). For more information and to review the draft plan, please visit the Edisto River Basin Plan page or contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 12th, 2023

January 3, 2022
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 12th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Harbison State Forest's Environmental Education Center in Columbia, SC (5600 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29212). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Extends Application Deadline for the Saluda River Basin Council

December 14, 2022
SCDNR has extended the deadline for submitting Saluda River Basin Council applications to January 3rd, 2023. The Council is a stakeholder-led team responsible for developing a River Basin Plan for the Saluda basin under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework. Applications are available for download here.

SCDNR Releases 2021 Potentiometric Surface Maps of the Upper/Middle Floridan and Gordon Aquifers

December 7, 2022
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of two annual water resource reports: Potentiometric Surface of the Upper and Middle Floridan Aquifers in South Carolina, November-December 2021 and Potentiometric Surface of the Gordon Aquifer in South Carolina, November-December 2021. Each report includes a map, table, and description of groundwater conditions observed during late 2021. The reports, along with all other Hydrology Section publications, can be found here. For more information please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 14th, 2022

December 6, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 14th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (draft agenda). The Council meeting will be held virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 13th, 2022

December 1, 2022
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 13th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 8th, 2022

December 1, 2022
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 8th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC (211 Gervais St. - Think Tank Meeting Room, Columbia, SC 29201). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 16th, 2022

November 4, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 16th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Now Accepting Applications for the Saluda River Basin Council

November 1, 2022
The SCDNR is now accepting applications for the Saluda River Basin Council. The Council is a stakeholder-led team responsible for developing a River Basin Plan for the Saluda basin under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework. Applications are available for download here and are due by December 16th, 2022.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 15th, 2022

October 28, 2022
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 15th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 10th, 2022

October 28, 2022
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 10th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. - Rm 528, Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for October 25th, 2022

October 11, 2022
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for October 25th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the City of Sumter's Water Plant #6 (675 Justin Lane Sumter, SC 29153). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Public Meetings Scheduled for November 1st and 3rd to Kick-off Saluda River Basin Planning Activities

September 30, 2022
SCDNR will host two public meetings on November 1st in Columbia and on November 3rd in Greenville to kick-off river basin planning activities in the Saluda River Basin. An overview of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework will be presented and applications for the Saluda River Basin Council will be solicited. Similar information will be presented at each meeting. For more information including meeting times and locations visit the Saluda Basin Planning page.

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 27th, 2022

September 13, 2022
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 27th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 8th, 2022

August 26, 2022
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 8th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (draft agenda) at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. - Rm 528, Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for August 23rd, 2022

July 13, 2022
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for August 23rd, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for August 17th, 2022

July 6, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for August 17th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for August 11th, 2022

July 28, 2022
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for August 11th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. - Rm 528, Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for July 26th, 2022

July 13, 2022
The next Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for July 26th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for July 20th, 2022

July 6, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for July 20th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for July 14th, 2022

May 25, 2022
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for July 14th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Presybyterian College's Jacobs Hall in Clinton, SC (campus map). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

First Pee Dee River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 28th, 2022

June 14, 2022
The first Pee Dee River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 28th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center (2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 22nd, 2022

May 9, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 2nd, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Appoints Pee Dee River Basin Council

May 27, 2022
Tags: Hydrology, Water Planning, Pee Dee Planning News
SCDNR has appointed 26 members to the Pee Dee River Basin Council. The Council is represented by a diverse group of stakeholders and is responsible for developing the Pee Dee River Basin Plan under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework.

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 9th, 2022

May 25, 2022
The next Broad River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 9th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for May 18th, 2022

May 9, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for May 18th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 20th, 2022

Mar 30, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for April 20th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for April 14th, 2022

Feb 22, 2022
The second Broad River Basin Council meeting (agenda) has been scheduled for April 14th, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Now Accepting Applications for the Pee Dee River Basin Council

Mar 21, 2022
The SCDNR is now accepting applications for the Pee Dee River Basin Council. The Council is a stakeholder-led team responsible for developing a River Basin Plan for the Pee Dee basin under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework. Applications are available for download here and are due by April 30th, 2022.

First Broad River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 3rd, 2022

Feb 22, 2022
The first Broad River Basin Council meeting (agenda) has been scheduled for March 3rd, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus (1875 E. Main St. Duncan, SC 29334). The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for March 16th, 2022

Feb 22, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for March 16th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Public Meetings scheduled for March 21st and 22nd to Kick-off Pee Dee River Basin Planning Activities

Feb 15, 2022
SCDNR will host two public meetings on March 21st in Conway and on March 22nd in Florence to kick-off river basin planning activities in the Pee Dee River Basin. An overview of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework will be presented and applications for the Pee Dee River Basin Council will be solicited. Similar information will be presented at each meeting. For more information including meeting times and locations visit the Pee Dee Basin Planning page.

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 16th, 2022

Feb 2, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 16th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Releases 2020 Potentiometric Surface Map of the Crouch Branch Aquifer

January 3, 2022
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of our yearly water resource report entitled: Potentiometric Surface of the Crouch Branch Aquifer in South Carolina, November-December 2020. The report includes a map and a description of groundwater conditions observed during late 2020 for the Crouch Branch Aquifer. The report can be found here. For more information please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 19th, 2022

January 3, 2022
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 19th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (draft agenda). Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, the Council will meet via a virtual format. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 15th, 2021

November 30, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 15th, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 17th, 2021

October 28, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 17th, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (draft agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Releases New Web Application on the Hydrogeologic Framework of the SC Coastal Plain

October 6, 2021
A new web application providing information on the hydrogeologic framework of the South Carolina Coastal Plain has been released. Fourteen cross sections showing the distribution of the major aquifers of the Coastal Plain can be viewed, along with geophysical data, water level data, and detailed lithologic descriptions of cores that were used to develop the framework.

Public Meetings scheduled for November 8th and 9th to Kick-off Broad River Basin Planning Activities

October 6, 2021
SCDNR will host two public meetings on November 8th in Columbia and on November 9th in Spartanburg to kick-off river basin planning activities in the Broad River Basin. An overview of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework will be presented and applications for the Broad River Basin Council will be solicited. Similar information will be presented at each meeting. For more information including meeting times and locations visit the Broad Basin Planning page.

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for October 20th, 2021

September 22, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for October 20th, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 15th, 2021

August 20, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 15th, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. The public may attend in-person or virtually. To request virtual meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Releases Groundwater Monitoring Status Report

August 10, 2021
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of a new report SCDNR Groundwater Monitoring Network Status Report, July 2014 through June 2019. The report presents an overview of the agency’s statewide network of groundwater monitoring wells and describes the numerous additions and other changes to the network that occurred during the five-year period from July 2014 to June 2019. For more information, please contact Andrew Wachob (wachoba@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Receives Funding to Develop River Basin Plans for the Broad and Pee Dee Basins

August 4, 2021
SCDNR is pleased to announce the award of new funding to complete River Basin Plans for the Broad and Pee Dee basins. Planning activities in the Broad basin will begin in the Fall of 2021 through several public meetings and the solicitation of River Basin Council members. Planning activities in the Pee Dee basin will begin in early 2022. Please visit the SCDNR Water Planning website (http://hydrology.dnr.sc.gov/water-planning.html) for meeting announcements and other updates as well as to learn more about SC’s state and river basin planning process.

SCDNR Drills Two New Wells for Groundwater Monitoring Network

July 1, 2021
Two new monitoring wells were drilled—one at Cheraw State Park in Chesterfield County and the other at the SCDNR Wateree Range in Richland County. Both wells are completed in the McQueen Branch aquifer and will be instrumented with automated water-level recorders to monitor groundwater levels in these areas. The wells will be part of the SCDNR Groundwater Monitoring Network, a network of wells used to assess groundwater availability in the State.

SCDNR Releases Groundwater-Quality Report for Charleston Aquifer

June 10, 2021
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of a new report entitled, An Assessment of Groundwater-Quality Conditions and Chloride Distribution in the Charleston and Gramling aquifers in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina, 2020. The report describes groundwater chemistry results from sampling 17 production wells and estimates the landward location of the freshwater-saltwater interface in Charleston aquifer. The report includes a map with a discussion of current and historical data, water-level trends, and recommendations for monitoring. For more information please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 23rd, 2021

June 2, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 23rd, 2021 (agenda) at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center. A limit of 15 members of the public will be allowed to attend in-person. RSVP to Tom Walker (tcwalke@clemson.edu) to attend in-person or to obtain virtual meeting access information. Space for the public at the meeting site is not guaranteed without a confirmed RSVP.

Hydrology Section Receives Grant to Support the SCDNR Groundwater Monitoring Network

May 5, 2021
The SCDNR Hydrology Section was recently awarded a grant from the USGS National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Program (https://cida.usgs.gov/ngwmn/). The grant will be used for well maintenance activities at SCDNR’s saltwater intrusion monitoring sites and to support the agency’s groundwater-level monitoring network. For more information on the SCDNR’s groundwater monitoring programs please visit http://hydrology.dnr.sc.gov/groundwater.html.

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for May 26th, 2021

May 5, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for May 26th, 2021 (agenda). A limit of 15 members of the public will be allowed to attend in-person. RSVP to Tom Walker (tcwalke@clemson.edu) to attend in-person or to obtain virtual meeting access information. Space for the public at the meeting site is not guaranteed without a confirmed RSVP.

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for February 17th, 2021

February 1, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for February 17th, 2021 from 9:00 to 12:00 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 27th, 2021

January 12, 2021
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 27th, 2021 from 9:00 to 12:00 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for January 6th, 2021

December 18, 2020
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for January 6th, 2021 from 9:00 to 12:00 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Releases Report Describing Recent Groundwater Levels in South Carolina

December 18, 2020
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of a new report Groundwater Levels in South Carolina, 2011–2018. The report presents groundwater levels measured in all SCDNR monitoring wells during the eight-year period from 2011 through 2018, as well as a discussion of recent and long-term water-level trends seen in all of South Carolina’s major aquifers. For more information please contact Andrew Wachob (wachoba@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for December 9th, 2020

November 20, 2020
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for December 9th, 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for November 18th, 2020

October 30, 2020
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for November 18th, 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Releases 2019 Potentiometric Surface Map of the McQueen Branch, Charleston, and Gramling Aquifers

October 19, 2020
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of our yearly water resource report entitled: Potentiometric Surface of the McQueen Branch, Charleston, and Gramling Aquifers in South Carolina, November-December 2019. The report includes a map and a description of groundwater conditions observed during late 2019 for the McQueen Branch, Charleston, and Gramling Aquifers. The report can be found here. For more information please contact Brooke Czwartacki (czwartackib@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for October 21st, 2020

October 5, 2020
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for October 21st, 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00 AM (updated agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next State Water Planning Process Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for Oct 1st, 2020

September 11, 2020
The next State Water Planning Process Advisory Committee Meeting has been scheduled for October 1st, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Agenda Available Soon). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 30th, 2020

September 11, 2020
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 30th, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

Next Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for September 9th, 2020

August 21, 2020
The next Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for September 9th, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

3rd Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for August 19th, 2020

July 30, 2020
The 3rd Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for August 19th, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

2nd Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for July 15th, 2020

July 15, 2020
The 2nd Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for July 15th, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

First Edisto River Basin Council Meeting Scheduled for June 17th, 2020

June 1, 2020
The first Edisto River Basin Council meeting has been scheduled for June 17th, 2020 (agenda). Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place via a virtual format (Zoom meeting). For meeting access information, please contact Scott Harder (harders@dnr.sc.gov).

SCDNR Appoints Edisto River Basin Council

May 1, 2020
SCDNR has appointed 23 members to the Edisto River Basin Council. The Council is represented by a diverse group of stakeholders and is responsible for developing the Edisto River Basin Plan under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework.

SCDNR Releases Groundwater Data Viewer

May 1, 2020
The SCDNR Groundwater Program is pleased to announce the release of a portal for viewing and downloading groundwater-level data. The Groundwater Program maintains a network of approximately 180 wells routinely monitored for drought assessment, long-term water-level trends, and water availability assessments. More information about the network can be found on the SCDNR Groundwater Program website.

SCDNR Extends Edisto River Basin Council Membership Application Deadline

January 2, 2020
SCDNR has extended the deadline for submitting an Edisto River Basin Council Membership Application from January 2nd, 2020 to January 8th, 2020.

SCDNR Now Accepting Applications for the Edisto River Basin Council

November 18, 2019
SCDNR is now accepting applications for the Edisto River Basin Council. Applications are due January 2nd, 2020.

South Carolina State Water Planning Framework Released

October 31, 2019
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework. The Planning Framework will guide the State and River Basin Planning Process for years to come.

Water Demand Methodologies Report Released

October 31, 2019
SCDNR is pleased to announce the release of the final report on water demand methodologies. This report, entitled Projection Methods for Off-stream Water Demand in South Carolina, describes the methods that will be used to estimate future water demand in the State. These methodologies will first be applied in the Edisto basin in preparation for river basin planning activities in 2020. See the final report here.

Public Meetings Scheduled for November 18th and 21st for Edisto River Basin Planning

October 19, 2019
Two public meetings are scheduled for November 18th and 21st to kick-off Edisto River basin planning activities. Information on the meetings. An agenda for the November 18th meeting.

Twelve New Monitoring Wells Drilled Across the Coastal Plain

September 27, 2019
Funded by the USGS National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Program, twelve new monitoring wells were drilled in locations across the South Carolina Coastal Plain Province where groundwater level data were lacking. See the final report here.

Funding Received to Support the Streamflow Monitoring Network

September 1st, 2019
SCDNR receives additional State funding to support the State’s streamflow monitoring network. More information on the new streamflow gages.

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