Surface Water Withdrawals
Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting, Registration and Use
Safe Yield Workgroup
During the Spring and Summer of 2020, the Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting program hosted a series of stakeholder meetings to assess the state of the safe yield calculation and explore the possibility of better methods to be used when determining safe yield for rivers and streams. The final summary report and Department conclusion of this stakeholder process is available below:
Materials and summaries from the meetings are available here:
Annual Water Use Reports
Each year, the Department publishes a summary of reported water use data from all permitted and registered facilities across the state. The reports present data for both surface and groundwater use. The Department has recorded reported water use since 2000. Below are the most recently published Water Use Reports. For earlier reports, contact Leigh Anne Monroe at (803) 898-2415.
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