Stakeholder Website for South Carolina Water Resources

  • SURFACE WATER ASSESSMENT

    The responsible management of the state's water resources is beyond the scope of any one agency or organization and requires cooperation and shared responsibility amongst all agencies and water users. Stakeholder involvement and feedback is critical to this process. READ MORE >>

    SURFACE WATER MODELING

    The surface water quantity models being built in South Carolina are intended for long-term agency and stakeholder use to enhance the permitting, planning and management of the state's surface water resources. READ MORE >>

  • RIVER BASINS

    Did you know that only two of South Carolina's eight major river basins are not shared with other states? This is also the first time that South Carolina will have surface water models developed individually for each basin that can work together for a state assessment. 

    RESOURCES

    Past information is critical to understand water supply during times of drought, periods of high use and other temporal changes that affect water availability. Past assessments, plans and more will continue to be referenced here. READ MORE >>


Map of SC river basins

Eight major river basins within the State of South Carolina are used for planning and permitting purposes. Of these eight basins, only two are exclusively within South Carolina - the Edisto and Salkehatchie. The Savannah River Basin lies within both South Carolina and Georgia. The Pee Dee, Broad and Catawba Rivers all begin in North Carolina.


Groundwater Map of SC

The Coastal Plain areas of South Carolina are the primary focus of Groundwater Modeling efforts as the Piedmont area comprises minimal Groundwater supply and use.  The Coastal Plain begins at the fall line in South Carolina which represents an imaginary line on the surface where the hard crystalline rock of the Piedmont meets the softer sedimentary formations of the Coastal Plain.

EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

PPAC MEETING
June 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SCDNR Archaeology Center
2025 Barnwell Street
Columbia, SC 29202

RECENT EVENTS

PPAC MEETING
May 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SCDNR Archaeology Center
2025 Barnwell Street
Columbia, SC 29202

GROUNDWATER MEETING
December 14, 2017
The Phillips Market Center
Room: Auditorium AB
117 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

GROUNDWATER MEETING 
November 28, 2017
College of Charleston:
North Charleston Campus
Room: NORT 110ABC
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM