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January 13, 2011

S.C. Drought Committee to meet in Columbia on Feb. 3

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will convene the South Carolina Drought Response Committee on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the S.C. Forestry Commission's Large Conference Room (parking located in the back), 5500 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 and lake level data, and drought impacts. Thirty-seven counties are currently in the first stage of drought. More information on drought at the South Carolina State Climatology Office.

Contact South Carolina State Climatologist Hope Mizzell in Columbia at (803) 530-5793 or e-mail at mizzellh@dnr.sc.gov for more information.

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