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The Water Log: Will South Carolina have enough water in 20 years?

May 14th, 2020
By Megan Chase

The Water Log is Upstate Forever's periodic email newsletter dedicated to Clean Water issues and advocacy. Below is an archived copy of the newsletter. To sign up to receive The Water Log in your email inbox, please click here.

May 15th is the 15th Annual Endangered Species Day

As we begin to spend more time outside, take notice of the streams, seeps, and wetlands that feed the major waterways in your watershed and help contribute to clean drinking water. These places also provide essential habitat for many of our state's rare and endangered species, like this Bunched Arrowhead, Sagittaria fasciculata. SCDNR's Natural Heritage Program tracks these species and provides a fantastic resource of threatened and endangered species lists in your area. Search for species in your county here.

Recently while walking in the Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve in Travelers Rest, I found this little guy flowering in its sensitive piedmont seep ecosystem, and was grateful for the protection it was given by SCDNR's Heritage Program and its partners.

Will South Carolina have enough water in 20 years?

Join us for the next episode in the Conservation Coalition webinar series

Tuesday, May 19
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Speakers include: 
Bill Stangler, Congaree Riverkeeper
Megan Chase, Upstate Forever
Scott Harder, SCDNR Hydrologist

Click here to register

The next webinar in the series will focus on water use in South Carolina and how our state is planning to ensure we have enough water in the future by updating the State Water Plan. SCDNR is working with stakeholders from across the state to ensure that adequate and reliable water supplies are available for our homes, businesses, farms, and ecosystems for the next 50 years.

Join me and Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler as we discuss how our new State Water Plan will focus on regional water needs, and how you can get involved. We will be joined by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Hydrologist Scott Harder, who will discuss where we are in the process and next steps for plan implementation in the eight river basins, with time for Q&A.

Learn more about the State Water Plan on our blog


What is the inherent value of clean, reliable drinking water? What are the risks of neglecting water as an important natural resource?

Over the next few months, UF’s Clean Water Team will be working with drinking water utilities to assess household water use and our understanding of the true value of water.

Take our 5-minute survey for a chance to win!

We want your perspective on the value of water! Take our brief survey & be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card, an Upstate Forever 16oz Nalgene® bottle & an Upstate Forever "Be the Upstate" t-shirt. Take the survey here


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