South Carolina Water Science Center
SOUTH CAROLINA PROJECTS
ABOUT THE SOUTH CAROLINA WSC
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Water Resources of South Carolina
South Carolina Water Science Center activities include:
S.C. Monitoring Networks
The USGS South Carolina Water Science Center continuously monitors surface water, groundwater, and water quality parameters across the state. Monitoring sites are operated in cooperation with various local, State, or Federal agencies.
South Carolina provides real-time water-stage, streamflow and precipitation data at 152 sites across the state.
Over twenty groundwater wells are monitored by the USGS in South Carolina. These wells record data on hourly intervals.
Water-quality conditions are continuously monitored by the USGS at 42 sites across the state of South Carolina
Featured Podcasts and Products
Hydrologic Tools Now Available
Below are links to Web sites that can help you view South Carolina water data and to analyze historical hydrologic processes in the state.
South Carolina Water Science Center RiverCam
We now have a webcam installation on Rocky Branch Creek in Columbia to allow you to view current river-stage conditions and archived flood events.
USGS WaterAlert: Instant Information about Current Water Conditions
Now you can receive instant, customized updates about water conditions by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the U.S. Geological Survey. Whether you are watching for floods, interested in recreational activities or concerned about the quality of water in your well, WaterAlert allows you to receive daily or hourly updates about current conditions in rivers, lakes and groundwater when they match conditions of concern to you. Alerts are provided via text message or email for any station you select.
National Water Information System: Mapper
The new NWIS Mapper provides an interactive map interface to all USGS water data (historical and current). (Note: To access data, zoom in on the map to level 11 or greater to make the individual sites clickable.)
Google maps deliver current streamflow conditions
We recently added a Google-map based Web page to deliver map-based current surface-water resources conditions in South Carolina.
Historical instantaneous unit values
Current streamflow rating tables
Shift-adjusted ratings are now available to you on line; they are updated daily and can change frequently.
The South Carolina Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5030
Fact Sheet 2014–3015
Open-File Report 2013-1251
Scientific Investigations Map 3244
Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5286