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South Carolina stakeholders meet to discuss persistent drought

The Southeast Farm Press had an interesting story this week about the South Carolina Water Resources Summit meeting held recently at Clemson University. In the story it describes the recent climate patterns in SC, including the lurch from floods in October 2015 to drought in 2016 followed by another 1000 year flood when Matthew moved over the state late in 2016. In the meeting stakeholders discussed how to deal with these extremes and manage water resources responsibly, especially considering that population and water demand is also growing. This is the first of what is expected to be an annual summit to discuss water-related issues in the state.  You can read more about the event here.

A South Carolina farmer chops down his corn after his yield was declared too low to be worth harvesting. Source: David DeWitt / Clemson University via Southeast Farm Press