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July 6, 2012

SC Drought Response Committee conference call on July 19

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will conduct a South Carolina Drought Response Committee conference call on Thursday, July 19, at 10 a.m. The purpose of the drought conference call is to evaluate the drought status statewide. The committee will review climatic data, streamflow and lake level data, and drought impacts.

Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield and Aiken counties are in severe drought. Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Saluda, Greenwood, Greenville, Newberry, Laurens and Lexington counties are in moderate drought and all other counties are at the incipient level of drought.

Instructions for participating in the call are as follows:

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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