South Carolina drought News

South Carolina Farmers Say Crops In Danger as Drought Grows

Many farmers in South Carolina say a growing drought is threatening to devastate their crops right at harvest time and officials said there are plenty of indications the dry weather will spread. A special committee that reviews drought in the …

Recent Rain Does Little to Ease South Carolina Drought

South Carolina’s Upstate region remains in drought conditions despite rain in recent days. A new drought map issued by the state on Thursday finds Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties still in severe drought conditions. More than a dozen other counties …

Despite Record Rainfall Last Fall, Drought Creeps Into Parts of South Carolina

People might not know it from the lush fields and full lakes in most of South Carolina, but drought is creeping into the northwest corner of the state. A June heat wave combined with weeks of dry weather has a …

35 South Carolina Counties Designated as Drought Disaster Areas

Three-quarters of South Carolina’s counties have been designated primary natural disaster areas because of persistent drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture this month says 35 of the state’s 46 counties have the designation because of damages and losses caused by …

Entire State of South Carolina Now Facing Some Level of Drought

Modest rain and high temperatures this summer have pushed South Carolina into a drought. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee met last week and upgraded the drought status for the entire state. A release from the committee says that 28 …

Drought Conditions Affecting 28 South Carolina Counties

Twenty-eight South Carolina counties are now in the first level of drought. The S.C. Drought Response Committee said June 19 that the counties are in the incipient level of drought. Places such as Florence, Manning and Hartsville have received less …