Surface Water 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 the surface water system throughout an entire watershed. To that end, SCDNR and SCDHEC have begun the process of developing surface-water quantity models for each of the eight major watersheds, or basins, in South Carolina.
A more detailed discussion of the proposed surface water modeling can be found in the document Basinwide Surface Water Modeling in South Carolina PDF, and an overview of each of the eight basins for which the models will be developed can be found in the document Major Basins of South Carolina PDF.
Surface Water Modeling Request for Proposals (RFP)
- SCDNR prepared a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of surface-water quantity models for each of the State's eight major watersheds.
- The RFP Solicitation was posted on April 11, 2014 through the S.C. Budget and Control Board's Procurement Services.
- Six companies submitted proposals to do the surface-water modeling work. An evaluation panel reviewed and rated the proposals.
- On July 14, 2014, CDM Smith, Inc. was awarded the contract to develop surface-water quantity models for the State. Details are available from the S.C. Budget and Control Board Procurement Services: Procurement Services-Solicitation Attachments for Surface Water Quantity Models