S.C. Coastal Plain Reported Groundwater Irrigation Use, 1983-2013
Groundwater use data has been collected in SC since 1983 (S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2006) (fig. 2A, 2B). Groundwater use in the SC Coastal Plain counties has increased from about 97 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) in 1982 to a high in 2002 of 223 Mgal/d. In 2013, the latest year that data is available, groundwater use was about 197 Mgal/d.