Additional Resources and Information:

The State's Sammy Fretwell was named SC's journalist of the year for his reporting on the rapid, unchecked growth of mega-farms. Read his key stories here:

In July, the state Supreme Court ruled 3-2 that DHEC regulations allowed farmers to draw as much water as they can, so long as they register with the state to do it. See The Post & Courier's story and An Op/Ed from The Post & Courier summarizes the issue of unregulated water withdrawal.
friends-of-edisto
"Here's a valuable introduction to the Edisto Basin and what's at stake." - https://www.edistofriends.org/edisto-river/introduction-edisto
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"How to take action with your elected representatives." - https://www.edistofriends.org/take-action-now.
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Take a minute to see a map of the entire Edisto Basin from the fall line to the beach. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/waterplan/swmpdfs/Basins/mapEdisto.pdf
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Take a deep dive into South Carolina's water law in this report from the Department of Natural Resources. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/hydro/HydroPubs/assessment/SCWA_Ch_2.pdf
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There are eight major water basins in South Carolina. Where are they?