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Watershed Program Support

Watershed-based water quality management recognizes the interdependence of water quality related activities associated with a drainage basin including: monitoring, problem identification and prioritization, water quality modeling, planning, permitting and other activities. Watershed-based management allows the Agency to address Congressional and Legislative mandates and fulfill EPA reporting requirements including activities under §303(d), §305(b), §314, and §319 of the Clean Water Act. The watershed approach also improves communication between SCDHEC, the regulated community, and the public on existing and future water quality issues.