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SCDNR to present final Edisto River Basin Plan June 1 in Blackville

May 11, 2023

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will hold a public meeting on June 1 in Blackville to introduce the final Edisto River Basin Plan to the basin’s stakeholders.

The Edisto River Basin Plan was developed over a two-and-a-half-year period by the Edisto River Basin Council, a working group of stakeholders with water interests in the basin, under the guidance of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework published in 2019. The plan is the first of eight River Basin Plans scheduled to be completed over the next several years for each of the eight planning basins in the State. The plan includes an assessment of current and future water availability in the basin and documents water management strategies that can help ensure water is available for all future uses in the basin for the next 50 years. The Edisto River Basin Plan is available for review and download on the SCDNR website at

The public meeting will serve as a venue for presenting the final plan to the basin’s stakeholders and for addressing public comments received on the draft plan released earlier this year. Public engagement is critical to the goal of ensuring that future generations of South Carolinians have secure, well-managed supplies of our most critical natural resource—water.

You can download a copy of the South Carolina State Water Planning Framework and learn more about the South Carolina river basin planning process at:

Meeting Location and Time:
June 1, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center
64 Research St.
Blackville, SC 29817
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