Pee Dee Basin Planning Meetings

Two public meetings were held on March 21st and March 22nd, 2022 to introduce the new Planning Framework to stakeholders. Formal Council meetings began in June, 2022. Agendas, presentations, meeting recordings, and meeting summaries can be accessed below.

Planning Meetings

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Public Meetings

Conway, S.C., March 21, 2022; 6 pm – 8 pm
Coastal Carolina University
Wall Building - Johnson Auditorium
119 Chanticleer Dr. East Conway, SC 29258
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SCDNR Presentations

Florence, S.C., March 22, 2022; 6 pm – 8 pm
Pee Dee Research and Education Center - Clemson University
2200 Pocket Rd.
Florence, SC 29506
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SCDNR Presentations

River Basin Council Meetings

Meeting #23
April 23rd, 2024
Draft agenda available soon

Meeting #22
March 26th, 2024
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Presentations:
    Water Management Strategies Across the Pee Dee Basin, Leigh Anne Monroe, SCDHEC
    Review of Groundwater Information in the Pee Dee Basin, Brooke Czwartacki, SCDNR
    Making Decisions by Consensus, Jeff Lineberger, Duke Energy
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Meeting #21
February 27th, 2024
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Presentations:
    Florence Conjunctive Water Use Experience, Michael Hemingway
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Meeting #20
January 23rd, 2024
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Presentations:
    Capacity Use Area Groundwater Management Plans, Leigh Anne Monroe, SCDHEC
    Groundwater Data Availability for the Pee Dee Basin, Brooke Czwartacki, SCDNR
    Georgetown County Drought Condition, Michael Yip, Georgetown County Water and Sewer District
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Meeting #19
December 19th, 2023
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Presentations:
    Lessons Learned from the 2002 Drought, John Crutchfield, Duke Energy
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Meeting #18
November 28th, 2023
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Presentations:
    GSWSA Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program, Tim Brown, GSWSA
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Meeting #17
October 24th, 2023
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Presentations:
    Review of Agricultural Water Use in South Carolina, Alex Pellett, SCDNR
    Drought Management Strategies, Elliot Wickham, SCDNR
    Pee Dee Basin Demand-Side Scenario Results, John Boyer, CDM Smith
    Drought Management Plans and Development of Chapter 8, Matt Lindburg, CDM Smith
    Results of Surface Water Conservation Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith
Other Meeting Materials:
    Summary of Stakeholder Discussions Regarding Agricultural Water Use Projections, Alex Pellett, SCDNR
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Meeting #16
September 26th, 2023
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Presentations:
    Capacity Use Area Groundwater Management Plans, Leigh Anne Monroe, SCDHEC
    Surface Water Permits vs Registrations, Leigh Anne Monroe, SCDHEC
    Update on Pee Dee Plan Development, Matt Lindburgh, Brown and Caldwell
    Evaluating Potential Effectiveness of Demand-side Strategies in the Edisto and Broad River Basins, Matt Lindburgh, Brown and Caldwell
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Meeting #15
August 22nd, 2023
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Presentations:
    Soil Water Balance Model Overview, Priyanka More, SCDNR
    Groundwater Model Recharge Test Run Results, Andrea Hughes, USGS
    Overview of Pee Dee River Basin Plan Chapters 4 and 8, Matt Lindburgh, Brown and Caldwell
    Local Land Use Planning - Tools for Watershed Protection, Leigh Kane, AICP
    Surface Water Strategies, JD Solomon, Brown and Caldwell
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Meeting #14
July 25th, 2023
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Meeting #13
June 27th, 2023
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Presentations:
    South Carolina Atlantic Coastal Plain Groundwater Availability Model, Andrea L. H. Hughes, USGS
    Overview of Pee Dee River Basin Plan Chapters 1, 2 and 3, Matt Lindburg, Brown and Caldwell
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Meeting #12
May 23rd, 2023
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Presentations:
    Review of Groundwater Resources, Brooke Czwartacki, SCDNR
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Meeting #11
April 25th, 2023
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Presentations:
    Flow-Fish Richness Relationships, Dr. Luke Bower, Dr. Joe Mruzek, and Dr. Brandon Peoples, Clemson University
    Additional Surface Water Availability Modeling Results, John Boyer, CDM Smith
    Overview of Edisto River Basin Water Management Strategies, John Boyer, CDM Smith
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Meeting #10
March 28th, 2023
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Presentations:
    Review of Water Demand Projections, Alex Pellett, SCDNR
    Pee Dee Basin Surface Water Model - Initial Results, John Boyer, CDM Smith
    Flow-Ecology Relationships, Dr. Luke Bower and Dr. Joe Mruzek, Clemson University
    Recommended Flow-Ecology Relationships for the Pee Dee Basin, Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
    Pee Dee River Basin Agriculture Overview, Dr. Nathan Smith, Clemson University
    Irrigation Research and Extension at Edisto REC, Dr. Kendall Kirk, Clemson University
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Meeting #9
February 28th, 2023
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Presentations:
    Pee Dee River Basin Surface Water Availability Modeling Results, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Drough Management Plans in the Pee Dee Basin, Matt Lindburg, Brown and Caldwell
    SC Scenic Rivers: Pee Dee River Basin, Bill Marshall, SCDNR
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Meeting #8
January 24th, 2023
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Meeting #7
December 13th, 2022
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Presentations:
    Methods for Evaluating Water Availability, Scott Harder, SCDNR
    Overview of the Pee Dee Basin Surface Water Model, John Boyer, CDM Smith, Inc.
    Review of Charter, Performance Metrics, and Synthesis Document, J.D. Solomon
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Meeting #6
November 15th, 2022
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Presentations:
    Aquatic Freshwater Resources of the Pee Dee Basin, Jason Marsik, SCDNR
    Aquatic Saltwater Resources of the Pee Dee Basin, Dr. Joseph Ballenger, SCDNR
    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 Braod Basin - Part 2, Dr. Luke Bower, USGS
    Application of Flow Ecology Relationships in the Pee Dee Basin, Eric Krueger, The Nature Conservancy
    Water Demand Projection Methodology and Draft Water Demand Projections for the Pee Dee Basin, Alex Pellett, SCDNR
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Meeting #5
October 25th, 2022
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Presentations:
    Groundwater Resources of the Pee Dee Basin, Brooke Czwartacki, SCDNR
    Surface Water Law and Regulation, Joe Koon, SCDHEC
    Water Use in the Pee Dee Basin, Priyanka More, SCDNR
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Meeting #4
September 27th, 2022
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Presentations:
    Surface Water Resources of the Pee Dee Basin, Priyanka More, SCDNR
    Yadkin-Pee Dee Hydroelectric Project No. 2206: FERC License Flow Requirements and Reservoir Operations, John Crutchfield, Duke Energy
    U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow Monitoring, Toby Feaster, USGS
    Low-Flow Characterization of South Carolina Streams, Toby Feaster, USGS
    Climatology of South Carolina, Hope Mizzell, SCDNR Climate Office
    South Carolina Drought Monitoring & Management, Elliot Wickham, SCDNR Climate Office
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Meeting #3
August 23rd, 2022
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Presentations:
    Overview of the SC Office of Reslience, Alex Butler, SCOR
    North Carolina Water Supply Planning, Linwood Peele, NCDEQ
    Yadkin-Pee Dee Water Management Group, Aubrey Lofton, Union County - NC
    Finalizing RBC Process Metrics and RBC Vision Statement, JD Solomon, Brown and Caldwell
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Meeting #2
July 26th, 2022
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Presentations:
    Review of the Planning Framework, Scott Harder and Brooke Czwartacki, SCDNR
    Identification of Process Metrics, JD Solomon, Brown and Caldwell
    Problem Framing, JD Solomon, Brown and Caldwell
    Vision and Goals Development, JD Solomon, Brown and Caldwell
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Meeting #1
June 28th, 2022
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Presentations:
    Pee Dee River Basin Planning, Brooke Czwartacki and Scott Harder, SCDNR
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