Forestry and Natural Resources

Water Withdrawal Regulation in South Carolina

Clemson Extension Program Team

Water Resources

Publication Date

Spring 4-27-2022

Publication Number

LGP 1143


Water use and reporting regulations in South Carolina have gone through substantial changes over time. Current regulations contain permitting, registration, and reporting requirements for significant water withdrawals throughout the state. The relevant regulations vary across sectors and across different sources of water, i.e., surface water and groundwater withdrawals. Understanding how water use is regulated and reported will contribute to the sustainable management of water supplies into the future.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

water resource professionals, local government staff, elected officials, river basin council members/potential members, water users