South Carolina Rivers Assessment of 1988

The South Carolina Rivers Assessment was an inventory and evaluation to identify the significance of rivers and river segments for natural, economic, cultural, and recreational resource values in 14 resource categories. Over 70 individuals with diverse interests and expertise participated in the assessment, which was conducted from 1986 to 1988. The participants divided into committees, developed evaluation criteria, and classified/ranked the rivers of the state according to their significance to the various resource categories. Results of the assessment are compiled in a 1988 report prepared by staff of the South Carolina Water Resources Commission with technical assistance from the National Parks Service.

Provided here is a copy of the 1988 report and a more recent document containing a revised presentation of map information from the report; available as Adobe PDF downloads at the following links: