Watershed Based Plan Development
Cane and Little Cane Creek
Friends of Lake Keowee (FOLKS) used SCDHEC 319(h) funding to hire Clemson University’s Center for Watershed Excellence to create a plan for reducing bacteria within the Cane and Little Cane Creek watersheds. These basins are entirely within Oconee County, have experienced significant land use change since 2005 – including loss of forested area, and have the most septic tanks of any subbasins.
Little River and Keowee River- Lake Keowee
In March 2019, the LKSWPT was awarded SCDHEC Grant funding through Drinking Water Sate Revolving Fund for the creation of a comprehensive, actionable Watershed Based Plan (WBP) for these watersheds, which collectively encompass the majority of the area draining to Lake Keowee. The WBP will include prioritization of specific parcels that would provide the most significant benefits from various Best Management Practices (BMPs), including land protection, wetland and stream enhancement, septic repair, and agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs).