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Records on Breached Dams

Below is a listing of all of the confirmed breached dams to date after the historic 2015 flooding in South Carolina. The table includes links to inspection reports and/or additional records on file for each regulated dam. The documents provided are from before the 2015 flooding events to provide a historical record of each dam.

Records are available in pdf format.

Aiken County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
Corbett Lake C3 D2052 33.648651 -81.211333 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
SC NONAME 02019 (Bailey Pond) C3 D2034 33.594676 -81.285939 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
Able/ Cobett Pond Dam C3 D2048 33.62181631 -81.23376209 Download Engineer Engaged
Millers Pond Dam C3 D2133 33.58733789 -81.34526389 Download November 25, 2016 deadline to submit engineer's assessment.
Calhoun County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
SCNONAME 09031 (OFF COMMUNITY CLUB RD.) C3 D2645 33.58476842 -80.59529712 Download Exempted Based on Regulatory Provisions*
SCNONAME 09040 (OFF CHURCH CAMP RD.) C3 D2921 33.55971656 -80.73866628 Download Exempted Based on Regulatory Provisions*
Clarendon County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
O E Rose Dam C2 D3487 33.80674348 -80.09057333 Download Permit Issued
CUTTINO POND DAM C3 D 3482 33.82187719 -80.20441259 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
DOGWOOD LAKE DAM C3 D 2065 33.8020132 -80.3295694 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
SCNONAME 14003 (OFF FOX TINDAL RD.) C3 D 3497 33.65275708 -80.4437648 Download Application Received
SCNONAME 14005 (OFF PUDDIN SWAMP RD.) C3 D 3484 33.84896504 -80.00649186 Download Permit Issued
SCNONAME 14008 (OFF OLD RIVER RD.) C3 D 3495 33.6518647 -80.49561842 Download Exempted Based on Regulatory Provisions*
WARDS PASTURE POND DAM C3 D 3502 33.57207826 -80.28649272 Download Permit Issued
Lakewood Pond Dam C2 D3490 33.7318223 -80.09334774 Download Repairs Complete
Darlington County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
Chapman's  Pond Dam C2 D3533 34.42 -79.941666 Download Engineer Engaged
Kershaw County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
SCNONAME 28045 (OFF TOWER RD.) C3 D 2521 34.11261611 -80.75243067 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
Cook Pond Dam C2 D1068 34.15243939 -80.77560768 Download Engineer Engaged
Lee County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
Clyburn C2 D2412 34.329886 -80.302055 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
Lexington County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
Old Mill Pond Dam C1   D0958 33.974641 -81.232641 Download Engineer Engaged
Gibson's Pond Dam C2 D0959 33.969067 -81.244925 Download Engineer Engaged
Thelma & John Culler Dam (SCNONAME 32094) C3 D 1009 33.72299989 -81.04198748 Download October 17, 2016 deadline to submit engineer's assessment.
Barr Lake Dam C2 D1717 33.958512 -81.259604 Download Engineer Engaged
Marion County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
Smith Millpond Dam C3 D0510 34.06733629 -79.34463457 Download Engineer Engaged
Orangeburg County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude 1Longitude Records Status
Church of Redeemer Dam C2 D3738 33.525181 -80.934540 Download Engineer Engaged
Culler Pond (SCNONAME 38070) C3 D3682 33.63670829 -81.15938027 Download Permit Issued
Busbees Pond (Hutto's Millpond Dam) C2 D3701 33.55656622 -81.05704327 Download Engineer Engaged
SCNONAME 38036 (Cleveland Street) C3 D3743 33.52294114 -80.51387012 Download Working with owners and SCDOT to evaluate structure.
Richland County
Dam Name(s) Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
Cary's Lake Dam C1 D0026 34.048873 -80.957954 Download Engineer Engaged
Upper Rocky Creek/ North Lake/Overcreek Rd. C1 D0029 34.040808 -80.951982 Download Engineer Engaged
Lower Rocky Ford Dam /Rocky Ford Lake C1 D0028 34.036033 -80.952343 Download Engineer Engaged
Semmes Lake Dam Federal Fort Jackson 34.004763 -80.941769 Download  
Beaver Dam/Wildewood Pond #2/Boyd Pond Two (Controlled release) C2 D0567 34.096382 -80.886478 Download Wildwood Pond Dam #2 was significantly damaged as a result of October's rainfall, with the dam no longer capable of maintaining a permanent pool of water. Through the initiation of a controlled breach, installation of pumps and siphons, and construction of a sheet-pile coffer dam complete failure was prevented. This dam has since been repaired.
Lake Elizabeth C1 D 0024 34.113028 -80.987693 Download Owners have decided to not repair the dam. Staff has discussions schedulded with SCDOT and owners to determine next actions.
Ulmers Pond C1 D0581 33.968661 -80.895350 Download Application Received
Walden Place Dam C1 D0572 34.11678 -80.84591 Download Permit Issued - Removal
Pinewood Lake Dam C2 D0580 33.94404929 -80.91198374 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
Covington Lake Dam C2 D0545 34.13463666 -80.97464885 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
Murray Pond Dam C2 D0595 33.98543068 -80.70793299 Download Engineer Engaged
Wilson Millpond Dam C2 D0594 33.99992669 -80.74288775 Download Engineer Engaged
Weston Pond Dam C3 D0593 33.883093 -80.768417 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
Clarkson Pond Dam C3 D0599 33.870060 -80.826624 Download Application Received
Duffies Pond Dam C2 D0600 33.84433294 -80.85269049 Download Repairs Complete
BOYDS POND DAM C3 D 0592 33.91799838 -80.75592691 Download Application Received
DRAFTS POND DAM C3 D 0601 33.82546195 -80.72715643 Download Repairs Complete
HAITHCOCK POND DAM C3 D 0591 33.95794826 -80.75533256 Download Engineer Engaged
M. R. TROTTER DAM C3 D 0110 33.89826347 -80.72816033 Download Inspection & Potential Enforcement
Sumter County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Latitude Longitude Records Status
Ellerbees Millpond Dam C2 D1460 34.06843763 -80.53162143 Download Permit Issued
BLACK CREST FARM POND DAM C3 D 2063 33.83874256 -80.32813908 Download Exempted Based on Regulatory Provisions*
BOYLE POND DAM C3 D 1583 33.88008202 -80.43766837 Download Engineer Engaged
MCCRAY LAKE DAM C3 D 1584 33.88523814 -80.46154876 Download Application Received
TOUCHBERRY LOWER POND DAM C3 D 1586 33.69672767 -80.52759736 Download Permit Issued

Inspection & Potential Enforcement: In instances where the owners have not yet complied with department requests for action, the dams have been referred for inspection and possible enforcement pursuant to provisions in the Dams & Reservoir Safety Act and Regulations.

Engineering Engaged: The owners of the dam have an engineer engaged to work on a plan of action for repair or removal.

Exempted Based on Regulatory Provisions: The department carefully reviewed and determined that no additional hazards (homes or property) were located downstream of the dam that would be impacted by dam failure. As a result, the dam now is exempted from regulation.

Permit Issued: Department issued a permit for repair or removal of the dam.

Repairs Complete: Department approved repairs to the dam have been completed.

Application Received: The owners of the dam have submitted a permit application for repair to the department for review. The department is currently in the process of reviewing the application.