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South Carolina Current Drought Status

State Climate Office                 803-734-9100
SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE          DNR News 803-667-0696
August 30, 2011

South Carolina Drought Response Committee Conference Call, September 8, 2011

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

South Carolina Drought Map for July 14, 2011

For previously issued drought statements see the archived status reports.

Table of all counties and drought status.
Drought Response Committee Meeting Sign-In sheet.

Discussion:

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will conduct a South Carolina Drought Response Committee Conference Call on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 2:00 PM. 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. Sixteen counties are currently in the incipient stage of drought, 28 counties are in moderate drought, and 2 are at the severe level.

Directions for calling into the conference meeting are provided below.

I will send by email next Wednesday the drought index update and related information the committee will need to evaluate whether any changes should be made to the official declaration. We will go over each slide during the call and then officially vote by Drought Management Area if any declaration changes are needed.

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Meeting ID: 367727

Phone Number: 8038969993

DIRECTIONS FOR JOINING A MEETING

The following directions are necessary for the successful completion of your requested conference call reservation. Prior to joining a meeting, please forward this document to all conference call participants. Each participant joining the call will dial 803-896-9993 and enter the meeting id number (access code). Please contact the Service Center at 803-896-0001 if you experience any difficulties or have questions regarding the conference bridge.

1.Dial the following conference bridge number 803-896-9993 to join a meeting.

2.The conference bridge will state the following: "Welcome to Meeting Place".

3.To attend a meeting, please press "1".

4.The conference bridge will state the following: "enter the meeting id number followed by the # key."

5.Enter the "meeting id number" followed by the # key.

6.The conference bridge will state the following: "you are about to attend the meeting with the ID number (xxxxx).

7.If the "meeting id number" is correct, please press "1"; otherwise press the * key.

8.The conference bridge will state the following: "at the tone please speak your name or location."

9.When finished, please press the # key.

10.You will hear an audible tone, notifying you that you have successfully entered the meeting.

Contact South Carolina State Climatologist Dr.Hope Mizzell in Columbia at (803) 734-9568, or (803) 530-5793, or e-mail at mizzellh@dnr.sc.gov for more information.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina's natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state's natural resources and its people. Find out more about DNR at the DNR Web site.

Drought Status Table

Current Drought Status by County
Normal Incipient Moderate Severe Extreme
County
Status
County
Status
County
Status
County
Status
County
Status
ABBEVILLE
Incipient
AIKEN
Moderate
ALLENDALE
Moderate
ANDERSON
Incipient
BAMBERG
Moderate
BARNWELL
Moderate
BEAUFORT
Moderate
BERKELEY
Moderate
CALHOUN
Moderate
CHARLESTON
Moderate
CHEROKEE
Incipient
CHESTER
Incipient
CHESTERFIELD
Moderate
CLARENDON
Moderate
COLLETON
Moderate
DARLINGTON
Moderate
DILLON
Moderate
DORCHESTER
Moderate
EDGEFIELD
Moderate
FAIRFIELD
Incipient
FLORENCE
Moderate
GEORGETOWN
Moderate
GREENVILLE
Incipient
GREENWOOD
Incipient
HAMPTON
Moderate
HORRY
Severe
JASPER
Moderate
KERSHAW
Moderate
LANCASTER
Moderate
LAURENS
Incipient
LEE
Moderate
LEXINGTON
Moderate
MARION
Severe
MARLBORO
Moderate
MCCORMICK
Incipient
NEWBERRY
Incipient
OCONEE
Incipient
ORANGEBURG
Moderate
PICKENS
Incipient
RICHLAND
Moderate
SALUDA
Incipient
SPARTANBURG
Incipient
SUMTER
Moderate
UNION
Incipient
WILLIAMSBURG
Moderate
YORK
Incipient


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SC Drought Response Committee Meeting, August 30, 2011
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