South Carolina Drought Update

South Carolina has experienced drought conditions during eight of the last ten years. This page was created to help keep you up-to-date on the status of the current drought. Data is reported weekly from April through November.

Area Precipitation (Week Ending Date 20, July 2014)
LocationWeekly Total
(inches)
Yearly Total
(inches)
Deviation from Average
(inches)
Weekly rainfall totals this period ending midnight Sunday.
Anderson AP 1.41 20.07 -4.4
Greer AP 2.00 25.73 -0.5
Charlotte, NC AP 1.04 26.97 4.0
Columbia Metro AP 0.16 22.04 -2.5
Orangeburg AP 0.37 26.41 0.1
Augusta, GA Bush Ap 0.60 21.75 -3.2
Florence AP 1.44 21.81 -1.5
North Myrtle Beach 1.25 21.11 -4.7
Charleston 1.47 25.48 -0.7
Savannah, GA 0.93 28.98 3.3

Source: USDA-NASS South Carolina Field Office

Related Links:

South Carolina Water Conservation Actions by County (DNR web site)
U.S. Drought Monitor (South Carolina)
Southeast Regional Climate Center

Conserving Water Resources

HGIC 1056, Watering Shrubs and Trees
HGIC 1207, Watering Lawns
HGIC 1260, Watering the Vegetable Garden
HGIC 1604, Mulch
HGIC 1717, Plants that Tolerate Drought
HGIC 1724, Conserving Water in Your Landscape
HGIC 2351, Drought

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