The Journal of South Carolina Water Resources is an annual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to scientific research and policy on all aspects of water management to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources for sustainable growth of South Carolina’s economy while preserving its natural resources.

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2024 CALL FOR SUBMITTALS: Annual Issue

The editorial committee is exploring a rolling submissions process. More details will be made available in summer of 2024.

All submittals are to be related to South Carolina water resources or applicable to water resource professionals within the private, public, or academic sectors in South Carolina. General categories of submissions invited by the editorial committee include data-driven analysis and policy or case study management.

Suggested Topics:

  • Monitoring Source and Waste Waters for Health Protection
  • Climate Change - Water Cycle Assessment, Management and Planning
  • Stormwater Science and Management
  • Community Engagement, Citizen Science and Resiliency
  • Surface and Groundwater Use Assessment and Management
  • Estuarine, Coastal and Beaches Water Monitoring, Modeling and Management
  • Drought and Flooding Major Extremes Monitoring and Adaptation
  • Wetland Science, Restoration and Management
  • Please contact the Managing Staff Editor at if you have any questions.

    2023 Special Issue

    As part of the Water Chats program, the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, Clemson Extension, and SC Water Resources Center are coordinating the 2023 Journal of South Carolina Water Resources Special Issue focused on water quality research, natural resource management applications, and outreach and communication strategies. Water Chats is a technical training program designed to facilitate access to and use of new and emerging water quality research to inform natural resource management decisions in South Carolina. The Special Issue will be published in late fall of 2023.

Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2 (2024) Water Chats 2024 Special Issue



Brooke Saari, Amy E. Scaroni, and Guinn Wallover


The South Carolina Water Monitoring Portal - A Hub for South Carolina Water Quality Monitoring Data
Duncan R. Williamson, Norman Levine, Brooke R. Saari, and Landon Knapp


Identifying Barriers Preventing Stormwater Pond Buffer Implementation in Coastal South Carolina
Sean Cannon, Abigail Locatis Prochaska, Kendra Stewart, Timothy Callahan, and Matthew C. Nowlin


Restoring Predevelopment Hydrology with Smart Stormwater Controls in Aiken, South Carolina
Jason Hetrick, Kathryn Ellis, Dayton Marchese, and Samantha Ritz


Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on Agriculture: A Short Communication
Debabrata Sahoo, Ibrahim Busari, Heather Nix, and Sarah A. White


Use of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle to Collect High Spatial Resolution Water Quality Data at Lake Wateree, SC
Archana Venkatachari, Annie Bourbonnais, Ibrahim Salman, Ioannis Rekleitis, Alberto Quattrini Li, Kathryn L. Cottingham, Holly A. Ewing, Denise Bruesewitz, Emily Arsenault, and Quin Shingai


Cyanobacterial Contribution to Annual Cycles of Phytoplankton in Lake Murray, SC
Haley Durbin, Mikayla Radek, Catherine Schlenker, Sarah Bauman, and James L. Pinckney

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