Surface Water Modeling and Assessments
Effective water planning and management requires an accurate assessment of the location and quantity of the water resources of the State, and one of the most useful tools for evaluating management strategies is a computer model that simulates the surface water system throughout an entire watershed. To that end, SCDNR and SCDHEC have begun the process of developing surface-water quantity models for each of the eight major watersheds, or basins, in South Carolina.
A more detailed discussion of the proposed surface water modeling can be found in the document Basinwide Surface Water Modeling in South Carolina PDF, and an overview of each of the eight basins for which the models will be developed can be found in the document Major Basins of South Carolina PDF.
In July 2014, CDM Smith, Inc. was awarded a contract to develop the models for the state.
For any questions regarding these reports and presentations, please contact Joe Gellici by phone (803-734-6428) or email.(Documents below are in PDF format.)
Monthly Progress Reports
Legislative Quarterly Reports
- UIF Extension Testing, 7-22-15NEW
- Methodology for Estimating Historic Agricultural UseNEW
- SWAM Model Accessibility and Deployment OptionsNEW
- User-based vs Permit-based SWAM Modeling
- Water User Demands in Baseline SWAM Models
- Adding a node in an Established SWAM Network
- Catawba - UIF Approach
- Evaporation Methodology
- Reference Basin Guidelines for UIFs V3
- Standardizing and Simplifying Operational Gap Filling V8
- Stakeholder Meeting #1 - Broad River Basin (August 2015)NEW
- S.C. Environmental Conference (March 2015)
- Conference on Research in Watersheds (March 2015)
- Environmental Groups - SWAM Presentation (Feb. 13th 2015)
- Simplified Water Allocation Model Overview (December 2014)
- 2014 S.C. Water Resources Conference (October 2014)
- Kickoff Meeting (September 2014)