SC & GA Water Usage & Water Planning

Plenty of water then drought at the Savannah River Rapids (fall-line) by Tanya Strickland

Managing our water resource is critical to our future.

The current SC Water Plan was issued in 2004. More work needs to be done to update the plan to account for growth and extreme weather conditions. The SC SRBAC is working with state agencies to give input on the upcoming revised plan.

Click here to download the current SC Water Plan.

The SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) hydrology section is responsible for the SC Water Plan. Visit their website to learn more and download publications and water level data across the state. SCDHEC is also working with them, learn more here.

Other documents & regulations

The 2009 SC Water Assessment is also available (in chapters) on this SCDNR website.

The SC Savannah River Basin Facilities Water Use Report 2004 published August 2005.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) South Carolina Water Use in 2005 data website.

The SC Governors Water Law Report.

The SC Water Permitting Bill.

Also, see the Georgia Water Plan.