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SSO Update: The north entrance to Riverfront Park is closed while the City cont...

2 hours 5 min ago
SSO Update:

The north entrance to Riverfront Park is closed while the City continues the cleanup.

The City has shut off the water plant intake while they flush the canal (drinking water should not be impacted).

River users should avoid the Columbia Canal and use extreme caution in the Congaree River downstream.


SSO ALERT: The City of Columbia just reported a sanitary sewer overflow of seve...

2 hours 57 min ago
SSO ALERT: The City of Columbia just reported a sanitary sewer overflow of several thousand gallons entering the Columbia Canal near 4122 River Drive.

Here is the full public notification:

City of Columbia Issues a

Sanitary Sewer System Overflow Notification

To The Customers near the

4122 River Drive
October 25, 2014

The City of Columbia has experienced an overflow of Sanitary Sewer at
4122 River Drive in Richland County.

The City of Columbia Wastewater Division identified Sanitary Sewer overflows on River Drive
at approximately 6:30 am on Oct. 25, 2014 entering The Columbia Canal.
An electrical failure at the North Columbia Pump Station led to the overflow from the gravity sewer system.

Please call the City of Columbia for any inquiries concerning this notification at 545-3300.

Thank you River Rat Brewery for hosting... and thanks to all the folks who came...

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:42
Thank you River Rat Brewery for hosting... and thanks to all the folks who came out. Great night!


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This is really cool. Thank you River Keepers for having this here.

Don't forget... Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is...

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:44
Don't forget... Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is tonight at 7:00. See you there!



Our partners at the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium are hosting a Rain Ba...

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:17
Our partners at the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium are hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Oct. 30th. Join them to learn about the benefits of rainwater harvesting and build your own rain barrel.


Rain Barrel Workshop October 30, 2014
www.lcswc.com
The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a rain barrel workshop, Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lexington County Public Works facility on 440 Ball ...

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, while many...

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:21
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, while many of us are celebrating this landmark law, South Carolina's Governor and Attorney General are fighting to keep it from protecting vital wetlands and streams.

You can learn more about the proposed rules as well as submit public comments here: http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters


COLUMBIA, SC: SC attorney general fights federal environmental rules | Local News | The State
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Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson want the federal government to abandon a new environmental rule to protect streams and wetlands that harbor wildlife but which get in the way of development.

Need some help with the basics of wetting a line? Well DNR is hosting several f...

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:19
Need some help with the basics of wetting a line? Well DNR is hosting several family fishing clinics around the Midlands this fall, including one tomorrow.


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DNR to host series of family fishing clinics around the Midlands - The clinics are designed to introduce the basics of fishing to the young and old or those who need a refresher to increase their future participation in the sport. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/yr2014/oct9/oct9_clinic.html

Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is just a week away...

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:33
Our free outdoor screening of DamNation at River Rat Brewery is just a week away. Hope you join us.



Day two of the SC Water Resources Conference. Lots of great speakers and discuss...

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:21
Day two of the SC Water Resources Conference. Lots of great speakers and discussions going on here.


Learn more about the Lexington County Penny for Progress and why Congaree Riverk...

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:31
Learn more about the Lexington County Penny for Progress and why Congaree Riverkeeper supports the program here:


Congaree Riverkeeper Supports Lexington Penny for Progress | Congaree Riverkeeper
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Earlier this year the Board of Directors of Congaree Riverkeeper voted to endorse the Lexington County Penny for Progress Program, a proposed 1% sales tax increase to fund numerous infrastructure projects across the county. The Penny will provide millions of dollars in funding for projects that will…

The Romp to the Swamp is just one week away. If you think you've got what it ta...

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:12
The Romp to the Swamp is just one week away. If you think you've got what it takes, there's still time to sign up for this one of a kind 50 mile race on the Congaree River.


Romp to the Swamp

The official Facebook page for the Romp to the Swamp Kayak/Canoe Racewww.romptotheswamp.com

A great piece on the need to improve SC's water withdrawal law by USC's Dr. Alla...

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:49
A great piece on the need to improve SC's water withdrawal law by USC's Dr. Allan James and Dr. Dan Tufford.


Columbia, SC: James, Tufford: Stronger protection needed for precious SC surface waters |...
www.thestate.com
The registration that allowed a single farm to withdraw up to two-thirds of the South Fork Edisto River’s flow during low-flow conditions demonstrates the need for legislative action on state water policy.

We're hosting a FREE outdoor screening of the documentary DamNation on Oct. 23rd...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:23
We're hosting a FREE outdoor screening of the documentary DamNation on Oct. 23rd at River Rat Brewery. Check out the trailer here...


DamNation

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness…

There's still a little over a month for you to submit comments on the EPA's prop...

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:53
There's still a little over a month for you to submit comments on the EPA's proposed #CleanWater rule. This rule clarifies important protections for streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Learn more about the rule and submit you comments here: http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters


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Let’s protect streams and wetlands upstream, so we can all have #CleanWater downstream.

There's still a little over a month for you to submit comments on the EPA's prop...

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:53
There's still a little over a month for you to submit comments on the EPA's proposed #CleanWater rule. This rule clarifies important protections for streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Learn more about the rule and submit you comments here: http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters


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Let’s protect streams and wetlands upstream, so we can all have #CleanWater downstream.

Great morning building a rain garden out at the Sandhills REC with our friends f...

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:47
Great morning building a rain garden out at the Sandhills REC with our friends from Carolina Clear.


Great morning building a rain garden out at the Sandhills REC with our friends f...

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:47
Great morning building a rain garden out at the Sandhills REC with our friends from Carolina Clear.


Want to learn how to build a rain garden? Join our partners from Carolina Clear...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:25
Want to learn how to build a rain garden? Join our partners from Carolina Clear tomorrow morning for a Rain Garden Workshop at the Sandhills REC.



Want to learn how to build a rain garden? Join our partners from Carolina Clear...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:25
Want to learn how to build a rain garden? Join our partners from Carolina Clear tomorrow morning for a Rain Garden Workshop at the Sandhills REC.



Alert: Dissolved Oxygen on the Lower Saluda River is at 1.8 mg/l and dropping....

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:49
Alert: Dissolved Oxygen on the Lower Saluda River is at 1.8 mg/l and dropping.

This is the 3rd time this month that DO levels have dropped below the standard of 4.0 mg/l because of SCE&G's dam operations. Low DO can harm the river ecosystem and cause fish kills... if you see a fish kill please report it to us and DHEC/DNR


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: 2014-09-29 10:44:59 EDT