Drought Declared For Keowee-Toxaway River Basin

Lake Keowee (Courtesy SC Dept. Natural Resources)

Neighbors on Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee – who use water from for irrigation – are asked to limit their use to two days a week because of the drought.

The Keowee-Toxaway Drought Management Advisory Group is asking that water only be taken on Tuesdays and Saturdays as part of a Stage 1 drought.

The Keowee-Toxaway River Basin has reached that status after months of reduced rainfall and hot temperatures. The Keowee-Toxaway River Basin is part of the Savannah River Basin.

The advisory group says large water users in the basin, as a goal, will adjust their practices to limit water withdrawals.

Stage 1 is the second of five drought stages. Voluntary water conservation is recommended by water users across the Keowee-Toxaway basin.

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