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Drought and Salinity Intrusion: Past, Present, and Future Conditions in the Coastal Yadkin-Pee Dee Basin


December 14, 2011


Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440


Join researchers from the University of South Carolina, USGS, and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium to learn about how coastal drought and sea level rise could impact our water supplies and coastal ecosystems. Learn about a decision support tool that will help community water and sewer districts and coastal resource managers adapt to future changes in the fresh water supply that they have come to expect. Workshop participants will learn about the Pee Dee River and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Salinity Intrusion Model 2 (PRISM2) tool, which allows them to explore the threat of salt-water intrusion in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River basin under conditions influenced by ongoing and future climatic change, with an emphasis on changes in the frequency of salt-water intrusion events with increasing sea levels. Interactive discussion time will allow participants to explore the consequences of drought scenarios in the area and provide the researchers with feedback on local needs for more scientific information. Workshop registration is free and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Register today at:


Jessica Whitehead, Climate Specialist

Phone: (843) 953-2090

  • Workshop
  • Academics
  • Coastal/Resource Managers
  • Engineers
  • Local Government
  • Public Works Officials
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Climate Change/Sea Level Rise
  • Coastal Management
  • Coastal Saltwater Intrusion
  • Groundwater Issues
Focus Areas
  • Region: Waccamaw
  • Fall 11 (Oct - Dec)
Leading Org.
  • S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Supporting Orgs.
  • North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
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