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Happy Thanksgiving from Congaree Riverkeeper. This is from a few years ago... b...

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:26
Happy Thanksgiving from Congaree Riverkeeper.

This is from a few years ago... but hey, we don't see this many turkeys on the river that often.




Happy Thanksgiving!

SSO ALERT: Alpine Utilities (Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation/Ni America) just al...

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:33
SSO ALERT:
Alpine Utilities (Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation/Ni America) just alerted us that they experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow impacting Stoops Creek, a tributary to the Lower Saluda RIver, last night. They estimate 27,000 gallons spilled because of a malfunction at the treatment plant.

River users on the Lower Saluda downstream of Stoops Creek, and the Congaree River, should use caution for the next 24 hours.

SSO ALERT: Alpine Utilities (Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation/Ni America) just al...

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:33
SSO ALERT:
Alpine Utilities (Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation/Ni America) just alerted us that they experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow impacting Stoops Creek, a tributary to the Lower Saluda RIver, last night. They estimate 27,000 gallons spilled because of a malfunction at the treatment plant.

River users on the Lower Saluda downstream of Stoops Creek, and the Congaree River, should use caution for the next 24 hours.

What happens when we post an article about drought on Friday?... We set a new ra...

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:28
What happens when we post an article about drought on Friday?... We set a new rainfall record on Sunday. The US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina reported 2.12 inches of rain at the Columbia Metro Airport yesterday, besting the record of 1.95 inches set in 1942.

Of course one day of rain doesn't change everything. Here's what State Climatologist Hope Mizzell had to say "most of the state should get at least half an inch of rain Sunday and Monday, and some areas will get more than an inch. That will help, but the state likely will need a wetter than normal winter to get back to non-drought levels."


National Weather Service Climate
www.nws.noaa.gov
Government Internet Service Home page. The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology.

What happens when we post an article about drought on Friday?... We set a new ra...

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:28
What happens when we post an article about drought on Friday?... We set a new rainfall record on Sunday. The US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina reported 2.12 inches of rain at the Columbia Metro Airport yesterday, besting the record of 1.95 inches set in 1942.

Of course one day of rain doesn't change everything. Here's what State Climatologist Hope Mizzell had to say "most of the state should get at least half an inch of rain Sunday and Monday, and some areas will get more than an inch. That will help, but the state likely will need a wetter than normal winter to get back to non-drought levels."


National Weather Service Climate
www.nws.noaa.gov
Government Internet Service Home page. The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology.

It has been a pretty dry fall, and you can see that reflected in river levels ac...

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:33
It has been a pretty dry fall, and you can see that reflected in river levels across the state.


All of SC now in first stage of drought | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
Relatively little rain since August has lowered lake, river levels

It has been a pretty dry fall, and you can see that reflected in river levels ac...

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:33
It has been a pretty dry fall, and you can see that reflected in river levels across the state.


All of SC now in first stage of drought | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
Relatively little rain since August has lowered lake, river levels

Columbia City Staff is giving Council an update on the wastewater system and con...

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 15:05
Columbia City Staff is giving Council an update on the wastewater system and consent order now.

Lots of work to do in the next 6-12 months.


Columbia City Staff is giving Council an update on the wastewater system and con...

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 15:05
Columbia City Staff is giving Council an update on the wastewater system and consent order now.

Lots of work to do in the next 6-12 months.


DO ALERT: The Lower Saluda is currently in the red flow range and dissolved oxyg...

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:33
DO ALERT:
The Lower Saluda is currently in the red flow range and dissolved oxygen has already dropped below 2.0 mg/l.


USGS Current Conditions for USGS 02168504 SALUDA RIVER BELOW LK MURRAY DAM NR COLUMBIA, SC
waterdata.usgs.gov
U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological SurveyTitle: USGS Current Conditions for South Carolina URL: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/sc/nwis/uv? Page Contact Information: South Carolina Water Data Support Team Page Last Modified: 2014-11-15 09:31:54 EST

DO ALERT: The Lower Saluda is currently in the red flow range and dissolved oxyg...

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:33
DO ALERT:
The Lower Saluda is currently in the red flow range and dissolved oxygen has already dropped below 2.0 mg/l.


USGS Current Conditions for USGS 02168504 SALUDA RIVER BELOW LK MURRAY DAM NR COLUMBIA, SC
waterdata.usgs.gov
U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological SurveyTitle: USGS Current Conditions for South Carolina URL: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/sc/nwis/uv? Page Contact Information: South Carolina Water Data Support Team Page Last Modified: 2014-11-15 09:31:54 EST

Check out this video about protecting rivers featuring our partners at American...

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:57
Check out this video about protecting rivers featuring our partners at American Rivers.

Also, be sure to check out the other videos CISA - Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments has done (a few even feature Congaree Riverkeeper) and like their page.


American Rivers, Protecting Waterways

Gerrit Jobsis, Southeast Regional Director of American Rivers, describes the organization's role in protecting water supply and quality and the challenges pr...

Check out this video about protecting rivers featuring our partners at American...

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:57
Check out this video about protecting rivers featuring our partners at American Rivers.

Also, be sure to check out the other videos CISA - Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments has done (a few even feature Congaree Riverkeeper) and like their page.


American Rivers, Protecting Waterways

Gerrit Jobsis, Southeast Regional Director of American Rivers, describes the organization's role in protecting water supply and quality and the challenges pr...

As we honor those who serve this Veterans Day take a minute to watch this great...

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:47
As we honor those who serve this Veterans Day take a minute to watch this great video about 2 local vets and their experiences at Congaree National Park.


Serene & Surreal: Healing Waters of Congaree Wilderness

Exploring miles of boardwalk and a dense canopy of old growth hardwood trees is what many visitors experience at Congaree National Park. During winter months...

As we honor those who serve this Veterans Day take a minute to watch this great...

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:47
As we honor those who serve this Veterans Day take a minute to watch this great video about 2 local vets and their experiences at Congaree National Park.


Serene & Surreal: Healing Waters of Congaree Wilderness

Exploring miles of boardwalk and a dense canopy of old growth hardwood trees is what many visitors experience at Congaree National Park. During winter months...

The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to he...

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:34
The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to help identify problem areas.


COLUMBIA: Columbia smoke-testing sewer system to help pinpoint deficiencies | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
If you see smoke rising from the ground in your neighborhood, there’s no need to panic.

The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to he...

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:34
The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to help identify problem areas.


COLUMBIA: Columbia smoke-testing sewer system to help pinpoint deficiencies | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
If you see smoke rising from the ground in your neighborhood, there’s no need to panic.

The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to he...

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:34
The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to help identify problem areas.


COLUMBIA: Columbia smoke-testing sewer system to help pinpoint deficiencies | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
If you see smoke rising from the ground in your neighborhood, there’s no need to panic.

The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to he...

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:34
The City of Columbia will be smoke testing sewers in several neighborhoods to help identify problem areas.


COLUMBIA: Columbia smoke-testing sewer system to help pinpoint deficiencies | Local News | The State
www.thestate.com
If you see smoke rising from the ground in your neighborhood, there’s no need to panic.