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November 14, 2014SC Drought Response Committee conference call on Nov. 20

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will conduct a South Carolina Drought Response Committee conference call on Thursday, Nov. 20, 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.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Sept. 16, upgraded the drought status to the first level of drought for 9 counties, Edgefield, Aiken, Lexington, Barnwell, Allendale, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Hampton, and Colleton.Drought map

Instructions for participating in the call are as follows:

* Please choose the access number local to you
(803) 726-9796
(864) 908-3279
(843) 737-7035

* Please follow the voice prompts and, when asked, enter the Code 638777 followed by the # key. You will be connected to the conference, if your Code is correct. If you are disconnected for any reason, repeat instructions above.

Contact South Carolina State Climatologist Hope Mizzell in Columbia at (803) 734-9568 or e-mail at mizzellh@dnr.sc.gov for more information.

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