Groundwater Modeling and Assessments
Effective water planning and management requires an accurate assessment of the location and quantity of the water resources of the State, and one of the most useful tools for evaluating management strategies is a computer model that simulates groundwater flow. To that end, SCDNR, USGS, SCDHEC and the USACE are in the process of updating the 2010 groundwater flow model of the Coastal Plain province in South Carolina.
The model will be used to:
- Determine groundwater availability.
- Evaluate the impacts that pumping has on groundwater and surface water resources and on other groundwater users.
- Evaluate future withdrawal scenarios to maximize groundwater use and minimize undesirable effects of pumping.
For any questions regarding these reports and presentations, please contact Joe Gellici by phone (803-734-6428) or email.
For information about stakeholder meetings, please visit the Clemson Water Assessment Website.
For additional information on the project, visit the USGS project website.(Documents below are in PDF format.)
- Newcome, Roy, Jr., 2005, Pumping tests of the Coastal Plain aquifers in South Carolina: South Carolina Water Resources Open-File Report 10, 28 p.
- Campbell, B.G., and Coes, A.L., eds., 2010, Groundwater availability in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1773, 241 p., 7 pls.
- Gellici, J.A., and Lautier, J.C., 2010, Hydrogeologic framework of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, North and South Carolina, in Campbell, B.G., and Coes, A.L., eds., Groundwater availability in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1773, 241 p., 7 pls.
- Wachob, Andrew, Gellici, J.A., and Czwartacki, Brooke, 2017, Potentiometric Surface Maps of the South Carolina Coastal Plain Aquifers, November – December 2016: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Water Resources Report 60, 35 p., 3 plates.
- Campbell TAC June 2018 USGS National Water Census – Coastal Carolinas Focus Area Study
- Gellici TAC June 2018 Update Hydrogeologic Framework
- Sanchez TAC June 2018 Forecasting Urbanization and Future Water Demand
- Butler TAC May 2018 Recharge Model (part 1)
- Butler TAC May 2018 Recharge Model (part 2)
- Campbell TAC May 2018 Groundwater Model
- Gellici TAC May 2018 Hydrogeologic Framework.pdf