Water Withdrawal Amounts in South Carolina
Clemson Extension Program Team
Natural Resources - Water Resources
Access to plentiful clean water is critical to life and for economic activity. Understanding how water is used and how much water is withdrawn from various sources will help sustainably manage water supplies into the future. Water is commonly used in SC for drinking water; irrigation of crops and golf courses; production of electricity; manufacturing, mining, recreation; and support of aquatic ecosystems. By a significant margin, South Carolina’s largest withdrawal of water is for energy production and overall, water users throughout the state rely heavily on surface water sources.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
water resource professionals, local government staff, elected officials, river basin council members/potential members, water users
Nix HB, Rouhi Rad M. Water Withdrawal Amounts in South Carolina. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2023 Feb. LGP 1157. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/water-withdrawal-amounts-in-south-carolina/.