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USPC Mission – Rawls Creek Renewal & Clean Up Project

5 December, 2020

Flooding in South Carolina


Since 2019, the South Carolina Floodwater Commission (SCFWC) has organized and executed successful demonstration programs across South Carolina. Demonstration is an important part of managing storm water to address the performance and operation of existing drainage systems. The objective is to clearly show that cleaning ditches, canals and culverts can drastically improve the storm water drainage issues that many storm water infrastructure systems have.

The scheduled December 5, 2020 event in Irmo (Lexington County, South Carolina) will focus specifically on cleaning the Rawls Creek waterway, a major drainage tributary that drains into the Saluda River.

Additional planned programs within the City of Irmo will include litter and debris cleanup by partner, Palmetto Pride, and the installation of additional SEA Econet (CCU) measurement devices in the area to assist in data collection and floodwater monitoring.


Remove debris and litter from Rawls Creek and tributaries from Friarsgate to Irmo Drive.
Work assignments will include cleaning both ditches and boat/waterway debris removal.

  • River cleanup launch points are TBD.
  • Volunteer Goal – 100 volunteers
  • Install SEA Econet Water Level Sensors in Catfish Creek water way.

The Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at CCU will coordinate with the Smart River Task Force of the SCFWC to install water level sensors. The sensors can feed directly into the existing SEA Econet Data portal and support modeling as well as other research, educational and public interests.

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5 December, 2020
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MAJ Christopher Bryant
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Lexington, SC 29072 United States
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