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.
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.
Counties: Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale, Hampton, Jasper, Beaufort
Counties: Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, York, Laurens, Union, Chester, Greenwood, Saluda, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland, Calhoun, Sumter, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Georgetown
Counties: Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Chesterfield,Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro, Florence, Marion, Horry
Counties: Orangeburg, Bamberg, Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston