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Notice of Violations

As a result of the statewide assessments of dams following the recent historic rains and flooding, DHEC issued emergency orders covering 76 dams. DHEC sent a Notice of Violation (NoV) to owners of dams who did not provided documentation of their required action items by the deadline stated in the emergency order. Below are NoVs issued for dams in South Carolina as of November 18, 2015.

What is a Notice of Violation?

The NoV is the first step in taking formal enforcement action against a dam owner. It provides further notification to the dam owner that the department may issue an administrative order and assess penalties,and reminds owners that DHEC may go on to their property to take needed actions as outlined in the emergency order, and can charge owners for such actions.

Name 

Class*

Dam Number

County

A.W. Bailey Dam

C3

D 2034

Aiken

Corbett Lake

C3

D 2052

Aiken

Loblolly Timber Dam

C2

D 0210

Chester

O.E. Rose Dam

C2

D 3487

Clarendon

Joe Jeffords Pond Dam

C2

D 3526

Darlington

Chapmans Pond Dam

C2

D 3533

Darlington

Scott Derrick Pond Dam

C2

D 0905

Edgefield

Larry L. Younce Pond Dam

C2

D 0897

Edgefield

JW Yonce Pond Dam

C2

D 0896

Edgefield

Myra Smith Dam

C2

D 0907

Edgefield

Upper Northlake Dam

C2

D 4361

Greenwood

Town And Country Dam 1

C2

D 1271

Greenwood

Town And Country Dam 2

C2

D 1272

Greenwood

Cook Pond Dam

C2

D 1068

Kershaw

Eloise Watson Dam

C2

D 2530

Kershaw

W L Clyburn Dam

C2

D 2412

Lee

Barr Lake Dam

C2

D 1717

Lexington

Culler Pond

C3

D 3682

Orangeburg

Church of Redeemer Dam

C2

D 3738

Orangeburg

Cleveland Street Dam

C3

D 3743

Orangeburg

Clarkson Pond Dam C3 D 0599 Richland

Stevenson's Lake Dam

C2

D 0546

Richland

West Lake Farms Dam

C2

D 4146

Richland

Ellerbees Millpond Dam

C2

D 1460

Sumter

Cains Millpond Dam

C2

D 1578

Sumter

What the dam classifications mean:

C1 – Failure may cause loss of life or serious damage to infrastructure. 
C2 – Failure will not likely cause loss of life but may damage infrastructure. 
C3 – Failure may cause limited property damage.