SCDNR continues to monitor floodwaters, enforce hunting bans in portions of Marion, Horry, Georgetown CountiesOctober 21, 2016
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is continuing to monitor the lingering effects of Hurricane Mathew. Specifically, SCDNR is tracking the ongoing flooding occurring on the Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers. The agency is responsible for the management of fish and wildlife resources and has temporarily closed the deer hunting season in the Waccamaw and Pee Dee River drainage systems, where high floodwaters are causing an adverse impact on wildlife.
The temporary closure of the Waccamaw River area is set to expire at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and the temporary closure of the Little and Great Pee Dee Rivers areas is set to expire at midnight on Saturday, Oct. 29.
SCDNR will be monitoring the water levels over the coming days and will make a determination regarding the continuation or cancellation of the temporary hunting bans prior to the expiration of the existing closures. If necessary, the agency will order another temporary emergency closure of the season and notify sportsmen through media outlets.
Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee River Drainages:
Marion County – All areas south of U.S. Highway 378 and bounded on the west side by the Great Pee Dee River and on the east side by the Little Pee Dee River.
Horry County – West side boundary – beginning at U.S. Highway 378 at the Little Pee Dee River, thence south along the county line and Little Pee Dee River to the confluence of the Great Pee Dee River, thence southeast along the Great Pee Dee River to U.S. Highway 701. East side boundary – beginning at the Georgetown County line at the Great Pee Dee River on U.S. Highway 701, thence north on U.S. Highway 701 to State Road 24 (Pee Dee highway.) thence north on State Road 24 (Pee Dee highway.) to U.S. Highway 378, thence to the Little Pee Dee River.
Georgetown County – West side boundary – beginning at the Great Pee Dee River at the Williamsburg County line, thence west along State Road 5 (County Line Road) to the intersection with Old Pee Dee Road (State Roads 14, 55, and 36), thence south and east along Old Pee Dee Road to the intersection with U.S. Highway 701. Eastside boundary – beginning at the intersection of State Road 36 (Old Pee Dee Road) and U.S. Highway 701, thence northeast to the Great Pee Dee River, thence northwest along the Great Pee Dee River to State Road 5 (County Line Road).
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