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Records on Permit Application Status

Below is a list of permit applications DHEC has received from dam owners to repair or rebuild their structures that were damaged during the October 2015 historic flooding event. As of September 29, 2016, DHEC has received 72 permit applications and issued 37 permits. This includes permits issued pursuant to Emergency Orders or other DHEC directives, such as the Inspection and Maintenance letters issued in November 2015. It’s important to note that the permit application process is the same for reconstruction and for substantial repairs.

Once a permit application is reviewed and approved by DHEC, repairs to a dam could begin immediately. To assist dam owners seeking to repair their structures, DHEC has increased staffing to facilitate the permitting process. DHEC continues to work with dam owners to provide technical assistance so that they can make final decisions on the future of their dams and implement the repairs.

Dam Name Dam No. County Review Type Application Status
CF Sauer Dam D 3042 Abbeville Directive Letter Application Under Review
Capers Pond Dam D 0672 Aiken Directive Letter Application Under Review
McElmurray Pond Dam D 1992 Aiken Directive Letter Application Under Review
Edisto Lake Dam D 2032 Aiken Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
Houndslake Country Club Dam D 4164 Aiken Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Broadway Lake Dam D 1573 Anderson Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
Andersons Pond Dam D 3059 Barnwell Directive Letter Application Under Review
Lake Cynthia Dam D 3068 Barnwell Directive Letter Application Under Review
Collums Pond Dam D 3071 Barnwell Directive Letter Application Under Review
Barnwell State Park Upper Dam D 4374 Barnwell Directive Letter Application Under Review
Peter Buyck's House Pond Dam D 2927 Calhoun Directive Letter Application Under Review
Dorothy Rast Pond Dam D 4149 Calhoun Directive Letter Application Under Review
Old Childers Pond Dam D 3414 Cherokee Directive Letter Application Under Review
Chester State Park Dam D 0206 Chester Emergency Order Application Under Review
Loblolly Timber Dam 1 D 0210 Chester Emergency Order Application Under Review
Knight Millpond Dam D 3176 Chesterfield Directive Letter Application | Permits Issued
Cypress Lake Dam D 3484 Clarendon Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
O. E Rose Dam D 3487 Clarendon Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
Lakewood Dam D 3490 Clarendon Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
SCNONAME 14003 Dam D 3497 Clarendon Directive Letter Application Under Review
Wards Pasture Pond Dam D 3502 Clarendon Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Joe Jeffords Pond Dam D 3526 Darlington Emergency Order Application Under Review
Ramsey Pond Dam D 3537 Darlington Directive Letter Application Under Review
Yonce Dam D 0609 Edgefield Directive Letter Application Under Review
JW Yonce Pond Dam D 0896 Edgefield Emergency Order Application Under Review
Larry L Yonce Pond Dam D 0897 Edgefield Emergency Order Application Under Review
Powell Pond Dam D 3037 Edgefield Directive Letter Application Under Review
Averyt Family Dam 1 D 0530 Fairfield Emergency Order Application Under Review
Forest Lake Dam D 3557 Florence Directive Letter Application Under Review
Bruce Lake Dam D 2857 Greenville Directive Letter Application Under Review
Town & Country Dam 1 D 1271 Greenwood Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Town & Country Dam 2 D 1272 Greenwood Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Lake Chinquapin Dam D 4089 Greenwood Directive Letter Application Under Review
Lower Heather Lakes Dam D 3623 Horry Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Hermitage Mill Pond Dam D 0017 Kershaw Emergency Order Application Under Review
Bowen's Pond Dam D 1138 Kershaw Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Mamie Teague Dam D 2968 Laurens Directive Letter Application Under Review
Scurry Dam D 2971 Laurens Directive Letter Application Under Review
Carroll Thompson Dam D 4529 Laurens Directive Letter Application Under Review
Lake Ashwood Dam D 2414 Lee Directive Letter Application Under Review
Chattooga Lake Club D 1637 Oconee Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Mountain Rest Lake Dam D 1638 Oconee Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Lake Leroy Dam D 1639 Oconee Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Culler Pond Dam D 3682 Orangeburg Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
Prickett's Pond Dam D 3724 Orangeburg Directive Letter Application Under Review
Robert Shirer Dam D 3725 Orangeburg Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Bolins Mill Pond  D 3727 Orangeburg Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Spring Lake Dam D 0025 Richland Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
Lake Katherine Dam D 0027 Richland Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Morris Pond Dam D 0116 Richland Emergency Order Application Under Review
Mullers Lake Dam D 0279 Richland Directive Letter Application Under Review
Entrance Lake Dam  D 0450 Richland Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Pine Springs Lake Complex Dam #2 D 0561 Richland Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Pine Spring Pond Dam D 0562 Richland Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Clark Lake Dam D 0563 Richland Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Wildewood Pond 4 Dam D 0564 Richland Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Wildewood Pond 3 Dam D 0566 Richland Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Wildwood Pond #2/Beaver Dam  D 0567 Richland Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Walden Place Pond Dam  D 0572 Richland Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
Woodcreek Lake Dam D 0575 Richland Emergency Order Application Under Review
Sunview Lake Dam D 0579 Richland Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
Ulmers Pond Dam D 0581 Richland Emergency Order Application Under Review
Boyds Pond Dam D 0592 Richland Directive Letter Application Under Review
Clarkson Pond Dam D 0599 Richland Emergency Order Application Under Review
Duffies Pond Dam D 0600 Richland Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Forest Lake Dam D 4434 Richland Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued | CoC
Cleveland Park Lake Dam D 3352 Spartanburg Directive Letter Application Under Review
Ellerbees Millpond Dam D 1460 Sumter Emergency Order Application | Permit Issued
McRae's Mill Pond Dam D 1584 Sumter Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Touchberry Lower Pond Dam D 1586 Sumter Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Foster Park Dam D 2155 Union Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued
Lower York Reservoir Dam D 1222 York Directive Letter Application | Permit Issued

Based on the joint assessments conducted by DHEC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following the October 2015 historic flooding event, the department identified dams as being damaged and in need of repairs, or requiring non-emergent maintenance.

Emergency Orders: As a result of statewide assessments of dams following the historic rains and flooding, DHEC ordered immediate actions at a number of dams statewide that needed to lower their water levels and hire an engineer to evaluate damage to their dam.

Non-Emergent Inspection/ Directive Letters:  Unlike the dams that received emergency orders, the damage or maintenance issues identified during the initial post-flood assessments did not place these dams at immediate risk.