In response to October 2015’s historic rainfall and flooding, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) staff has worked diligently throughout the past year to assess the impact on dams across the state. During and immediately after the 2015 flood, 150 DHEC staff worked around the clock for more than 6,500 work-hours on emergency response, data tracking and conducting emergency inspections of dams.
Learn more about the agency’s overall flood response and recovery efforts throughout the last year in this video:
Immediate Disaster Response
Our team partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Homeland Security, South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and HDR Engineering as part of our response to the 1,000-year rainfall and statewide assessment of all high- and significant-hazard dams and some low-hazard dams. Following the historic flood event, DHEC:
- Assessed all 652 dams high- and significant-hazard dams statewide and identified