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SCDNR public meeting Feb. 20 to present final Broad River Basin Plan

February 01, 2024

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has announced a public meeting on Feb. 20 in Columbia to introduce the final Broad River Basin Plan to the basin’s stakeholders.

The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Saluda Shoals Park's River Center at 5605 Bush River Road in Columbia.

The Broad River Basin Plan was developed over a two-year period by the Broad 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 second of eight River Basin Plans completed to date with the six other basin plans scheduled to be completed over the next several years. 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 draft Broad River Basin Plan is still available for review and download on the SCDNR website at The final River Basin Plan will be made available later this month.

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:
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.
The River Center, Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
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