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State Climate Office                
NEWS RELEASE         
May 22, 2017

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will conduct a South Carolina Drought Response Committee Conference Call on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 10:00 AM. The purpose of the drought conference call is to evaluate the drought status statewide.

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

Scheduled Conference Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Scheduled Start Time: 10:00 AM

Please choose the access number local to you:

803-726-9796

864-908-3279

843-737-7035

Participant Access Code: 227311 followed by the # key

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.

South Carolina Drought Map for April 6, 2017

Move cursor over the dates below to view a previous drought status map.
Feb 2, 2017 |  Dec 1, 2016 |  Oct 26, 2016 |  Aug 17, 2016 |  Jul 8, 2016 |  Oct 5, 2015 | 
Sep 24, 2015 |  Jul 16, 2015 |  Jun 19, 2015 |  Jan 15,2015  |  Nov 20, 2014 |  Sep 16, 2014 | 
Apr 24, 2013 |  Jan 31, 2013 |  Dec 11, 2012 |  Sep 27, 2012 |  Jul 19, 2012 |  Jun 6, 2012 | 
Apr 25, 2012 |  Mar 9, 2012 |  Nov 8, 2011 |  Sep 29, 2011 |  Sep 8, 2011 |  Jul 14, 2011 | 
Jun 17, 2011 |  Jun 2, 2011 |  Feb 3, 2011 |  Nov 23, 2010 |  Oct 7, 2010 |  Jul 9, 2010 | 
Dec 9, 2009 |  Oct 16, 2009 |  Sep 24, 2009 |  Sep 2, 2009 |  Jun 10, 2009 |  Apr 15, 2009 | 
Feb 19, 2009 |  Oct 28, 2008 |  Sep 16, 2008 |  Aug 5, 2008 |  Jun 30, 2008 |  Apr 16, 2008 | 
Jan 22, 2008 |  Sep 5, 2007 |  Jun 6, 2007 |  May 8, 2007 |  Feb 23, 2007 |  Sep 20, 2006 | 
Aug 16, 2006 |  Apr 27, 2006 |  Jul 15, 2004 |  Jun 28, 2004 |  Jun 8, 2004 |  Apr 24, 2003 | 
Nov 21, 2002 |  Sep 24, 2002 |  Aug 26, 2002 |  Jul 24, 2002 |  Jun 19, 2002 |  May 31, 2001 | 
Jul 26, 2000 |  Jun 7, 2000 |  May 24, 2000 |  Oct 21, 1999 |  Sep 30, 1999 |  Sep 9, 1999 | 
Aug 11, 1999 |  Jun 8, 1999 |  May 4, 1999 |  Apr 20, 1999 |  Jan 28, 1999 |  Nov 10, 1998 | 
Sep 10, 1998 |  Aug 19, 1998 |  Jul 14, 1998 |  Jul 1, 1998 | 
For previously issued drought statements see the archived status reports.

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

Drought Status Table

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


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