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March 31, 2008

Drought Committee to meet April 16 in Columbia

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will convene the South Carolina Drought Response Committee on Wednesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the S.C. Forestry Commission's Harbison Environmental Education Center, located at Harbison State Forest at 5600 Broad River Road in Columbia.

The purpose of the drought meeting is to evaluate the drought status statewide. The committee will review climatic data, streamflow, lake level data, and drought impacts. Local response to the drought will also be reviewed. The S.C. Drought Response Committee maintained the severe drought status for all South Carolina counties except Jasper and Beaufort which remained at moderate during their last meeting on January 22, 2008.

Contact State Climatologist Hope Mizzell with any questions at (803) 734-9568 or email at mizzellh@dnr.sc.gov. Learn more about drought at the State Climatology website.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina's natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state's natural resources and its people.

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