South Carolina Drought News Release
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Land, Water and Conservation Division
South Carolina Drought Response Program
Department of Natural Resources News (803) 734-4133
SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE #03 - 18 April 24, 2003
DROUGHT OFFICIALLY OVER IN STATE, COMMITTEE SAYS
The S.C. Drought Response Committee removed the drought declaration for all South Carolina counties after
meeting Thursday, April 24, in Columbia.
Almost all locations have received above-normal or
much-above-normal rainfall since last September. The timing, amount, and
duration of the rainfall have brought all drought indicators back to normal
levels. Long-range forecasts presented by the S.C. State Climatology Office
call for a more normal precipitation pattern this summer than received during
the previous four summers.
The Drought Response Program will continue to monitor the
drought conditions and will provide updates if there are any changes in the
Find out more about the State Climatology Office at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/ or by calling (803) 734-9100.