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Hurricane Matthew-Related Updates on Dams

Below is a listing of all of the confirmed breached dams to date following Hurricane Matthew. The table includes links to emergency orders that have been issued as a result of ongoing statewide assessments of dams. More emergency orders will be issued as needed.

Note: All high-hazard (C1) and significant-hazard (C2) dams that breached or received severe storm damage received an emergency order. Each of the low-hazard (C3) dams that breached or received severe damage were evaluated for potential impacts. Those which posed a risk downstream (to roads, homes, etc.) received an emergency order.

To help keep the public informed, we will continue to update this page with information such as emergency orders and prior inspection reports.

Records are available in pdf format.

Breached Regulated Dams

For information about emergency orders issued to dams with severe storm damage, please click here.

Clarendon County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Lakewood Pond Dam C2 D3490 Emergency Order

Inspection Report

Visual Assessment

Lakewood Pond Dam was previously under an emergency order as a result of the October 2015 floods.

Darlington County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Bethea Baptist Home Pond C3 D3550 Emergency Order Inspection Report
Dargan's Pond C3 D3553 No order at this time  
Clemson University Pee Dee Research Center C3 D3554 No order at this time  
Dillon County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Little Pee Dee State Park Dam C3 D3602 Emergency Order Inspection Report
Flowers Pond Dam C2 D0852 Emergency Order

Inspection Report

Visual Assessment

Hamer Pond Dam C3 D3595 No order at this time  
Gaddy's Millpond Dam C2 D3598 Emergency Order

Inspection Report

Visual Assessment

Flowers Pond Dam was previously under a repair order as a result of the October 2015 floods.

Florence County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Sales International Dam (aka Country Club of South Carolina Dam) C3 D3571 No order at this time  
Pepsi Cola Lake Dam C2 D3562 Emergency Order

Inspection Report

Visual Assessment

Bowling Pond C3 D3580 Emergency Order Inspection Report
Floyd Pond Dam C3 D3583 No order at this time  
J. L. Blackwell Pond Dam C3 D3569 No order at this time  
Horry County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Graham Mill Pond C2 D3616 Emergency Order

Inspection Report

Visual Assessment

Lee County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Copeland Pond Dam C3 D2426 No order at this time  
Floyd Pond Dam C3 D2417 No order at this time  
Marion County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Legette Millpond C3 D6511 No order at this time  
Stroud Pond Dam C3 D3612 No order at this time  
Marlboro County
Dam Name Class* Dam Number Emergency Orders Records
Haire Pond Dam C3 D3431 No order at this time  
Covington Millpond Dam C3 D3453 Emergency Order Inspection Report

Additionally, there are currently 5 confirmed unregulated breached dams. These include:

  • An unregulated dam on Baywater Drive in Lexington County
  • An unregulated dam, Hardy Lake Dam, in Dillon County
  • An unregulated dam near Andrews Mill Road in Darlington County
  • An unregulated dam in Chesterfield County, Meadow Street near Cheraw
  • An unregulated dam in Florence County, Hampton Pointe Drive Dam

What the regulated dam classifications mean:

  • High-hazard (C-1) – Failure may cause loss of life or serious damage to infrastructure.
  • Significant-hazard (C-2) – Failure will not likely cause loss of life but may damage infrastructure.
  • Low-hazard (C-3) – Failure may cause limited property damage.