Hydrology - Water Resources Report 34
Hydrologic Effects of the June 1998 - August 2002 Drought
in South Carolina
Joseph A. Gellici, Masaaki Kiuchi, Shelly L. Harwell, and A.W. Badr
South Carolina experienced one of its most severe multiyear droughts during the period from June 1998 through August 2002. Ground-water levels, lake levels, and streamflows were at or below record lows in most areas. This report documents the hydrologic conditions of the State's aquifers, lakes, and streams during the drought. It consists of three sections:
Ground-water levels in South Carolina during the June 1998-August 2002 drought
Lake levels in South Carolina during the June 1998-August 2002 drought
Streamflow conditions in South Carolina during the June 1998-August 2002 drought
Each section consists of hydrographs that illustrate the effects of the drought on the water resources of South Carolina. Data for the report were provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Duke Power Company, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee-Cooper), and South Carolina Electric and Gas Company.
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Paper or electronic versions of this report are available from the SCDNR's Columbia office.