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Capacity Use Program: Waccamaw

On June 22, 1979, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Board, as established in Section 49-5-60, Capacity Use Designation, declared the whole of Georgetown County and Horry County as the Waccamaw Capacity Use Area (Waccamaw Area). The Waccamaw Area was the first of the four currently declared Capacity Use Areas in South Carolina.

Initial Groundwater Management Plan

The Waccamaw Area plan will guide the initial groundwater management strategy and provide direction for future groundwater management goals by evaluating, as data become available, the hydrologic, environmental, social, and economic impacts of groundwater withdrawals at various rates on the long- term sustainable levels for the aquifers of the Waccamaw Area. Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs and requirements.

The plan is available here.