South Carolina Water Demand Projections
The SC Department of Natural Resources, the SC Water Resources Center, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have partnered to develop methods for projecting water demand across the state of South Carolina. Once these methods have been developed and reviewed by stakeholders, they will be applied for each major category of off-stream water demand. Estimates of future water demand will inform water planning at local and regional levels and will be used to develop the 3rd edition of the SC State Water Plan.
Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the water demand projection methods as they are developed. Comments received within 30 days of posting draft reports will be compiled and responses will be provided when the final reports are published. A series of meetings will be hosted online to facilitate discussion, and in-person meetings may be arranged as needed. The resulting water demand projections will be subject to further review during stakeholder meetings in each major river basin of the state.
The major categories of off-stream water demand are:
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Projection Methods for Off-stream Water Demand in South Carolina
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Water Demand Projection Stakeholder Meetings
Meeting dates: TBD
Water Demand Projection Methodology Draft Report
THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT WATER DEMAND PROJECTION METHODS ENDED JUNE 19, 2019. THANK YOU TO THOSE STAKEHOLDERS THAT SUBMITTED COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT METHODOLOGY REPORT.
Water Demand Meeting and Report Schedule (2018-2019)
August - Industry Sector Demand Projections
September - Power Sector Demand Projections
October - Public and Domestic Supply Sector Demand Projections
October - Agriculture Sector Demand Projections
November - Golf Sector Demand Projections
January - Presentation of Draft Report for Review
February - Presentation of Final Report