South Carolina Drought Response Committee

The SC Drought Response Committee consists of state and local members and governs drought related issues and response in South Carolina. Local members are organized according to Drought Management Areas. The DRC is chaired and supported by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the SC State Climatology Office. The DRC monitors climatic conditions, evaluates drought indicators, and consults with stakeholders to issue drought status updates. During severe or extreme drought, the DRC determines nonessential water use and issues declaration for water curtailment.

sc drought response committee regions

The Drought Response Flyer will guide you through the Drought Response and Management Process.

To learn more about how the committee monitors and identifies drought, visit the South Carolina Drought 101 page.

Group
Committee Member
County
Contact Information
Agriculture
Reg Williams
Edgefield
Commission of Public Works
Vacant
 
 
Counties
Vacant
 
 
Domestic User
Vacant
 
 
Industry
Pickens
Municipalities
Vacant
 
Power Generation Facilities
Oconee
Private Water Supplier
Anderson
Public Service District
Anderson
Regional Council of Governments
Vacant
 
 
Soil & Water Conservation Dist.
Aiken
  • Aiken Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Chair
Special Purpose District
Beaufort
  • Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority
  • Chief of Plant Operations
  • Ph: 843-987-8062
  • Email: brian.chemsak@bjwsa.org

Counties: Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale, Hampton, Jasper, Beaufort

Group
Committee Member
County
Contact Information
Agriculture
Laurens
Commission of Public Works
Spartanburg
Counties
Fairfield
 
Domestic User
Richland
 
Industry
Greenville
Municipalities
York
Power Generation Facilities
York
Private Water Supplier
Spartanburg
Public Service District
Vacant
 
 
Regional Council of Gov.
Richland
Soil and Water Conservation District
John T. Rivers
Sumter
Special Purpose District
Chester

Counties: Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, York, Laurens, Union, Chester, Greenwood, Saluda, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland, Calhoun, Sumter, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Georgetown

Group
Committee Member
County
Contact Information
Agriculture
Dillon
Commission of Public Works
Vacant
 
 
Counties
Vacant
 
 
Domestic User
Horry
Industry
Marlboro
Municipalities
Horry
  • Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority
  • Lab Supervisor Surface Water Drinking Laboratories
  • 843-234-8421
  • celliott@gswsa.com
Power Generation Facilities
Charles Allen - Appointment Pending
Lee
 
Private Water Supplier
Robert L. Brock
Marlboro
Public Service District
Darlington
  • Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority
  • Board Member
Regional Council of Gov.
Lindsay Privette
Florence
Soil & Water Conservation Dist.
Lancaster
Special Purpose District
Vacant
 
 

Counties: Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro, Florence, Marion, Horry

Group
Committee Member
County
Contact Information
Agriculture
James Traywick
Orangeburg
Commission of Public Works
Charleston
Counties
Vacant
 
 
Domestic User
Christopher Sandifer - Appointment Pending
Bamberg
 
Industry
Vacant
 
 
Municipalities
Eric Odom
Orangeburg
  • Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities
  • Director of Water Division
  • Email: eodom@orbgdpu.com
Power Generation Facilities
Berkeley
Private Water Supplier
Vacant
 
 
Public Service District
Vacant
 
 
Regional Council of Gov.
Ronald E. Mitchum
Charleston
  • Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester COG
  • Executive Director
  • 843-529-0400
  • ronm@bcdcog.com
Soil & Water Conservation Dist.
Marion L. Rizer
Colleton
Special Purpose District
Vacant

Counties: Orangeburg, Bamberg, Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston

Committee Member
Agency
Contact Information
Mr. Ken Rentiers
SCDNR, LWC Division
Mr. David Thachik
SC Emergency Management Division
Mr. Joe Koon
SCDHEC
Mr. Darryl Jones
SC Forestry Commission
  • P.O. Box 21707, Columbia, SC 29221
  • Ph: 803-896-8817
  • Email: djones@scfc.gov
Mr. Chad Truesdale
SC Department of Agriculture

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