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February 18th, 2020
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Every day in the Upstate, 65 acres of land (the equivalent of Greenville's Haywood Mall and its parking lot) are paved over for development. Much of this development is occurring near the Upstate's waterways — whether tiny creeks or major rivers — a trend that could have a major impact on our water quality.
Upstate Forever's Clean Water Director Erika Hollis, as well as Frank Holleman, senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, recently shared the potential effects of development on future flooding and water quality in the Upstate with the readers of the Greenville Journal: How will development impact future flooding and water quality?
Also in this month's Upstate Update: