South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Plan

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Aquatic Plant Management Council is responsible for the management of nuisance aquatic vegetation in public waters.  Each year an Aquatic Plant Management Plan is developed which identifies aquatic weed problem areas, describes management objectives, prescribes management strategies, and determines funding needs and sources.

To view the current plan, click on the appropriate section below.  Part I is the Procedural Plan that provides an overview of the program and describes the planning process.  Part II is the Annual Management Plan that lists water bodies to receive management efforts and describes in detail proposed control strategies.

2023 S.C. Aquatic Plant Management Plan

Comments and Responses

Draft Aquatic Plant Management Plan:
Comment Period:

The DNR and the Council seek public review and comment on the proposed Draft S.C. Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Public comments are reviewed by the Department and the Council. All comments are included in the final plan and the summary of comments.

Comments and suggestions should be submitted to program staff by email at or mail (Attn: ANS Program) at PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202. All comments should be received by the closing date of February 27, 2024 to ensure that they are given proper consideration in the final plan. Please, no petitions will be accepted as this is not a voting process.

2024 DRAFT S.C. Aquatic Plant Management Plan

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