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  • 2018-2019

    ANNUAL SOUTH CAROLINA

    AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT PLAN

    Prepared by the

    Aquatic Nuisance Species Program

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

    and Approved by the

    South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Council

    2018

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    2018 SOUTH CAROLINA

    AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

    Chris Page - Council Chairman

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Land, Water, and Conservation Division

    Chad Altman -

    S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, Environmental Quality Control,

    Bureau of Water

    Willie Simmons -

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Director of Environmental Programs

    William Marshall -

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Land, Water, and Conservation Division

    David Wannamaker -

    S.C. Department of Agriculture

    Sarah Reed -

    S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Ocean and Coastal

    Resource Management

    Larry McCord -

    S.C. Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper)

    Terry Hurley

    S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

    Tammy Lognion -

    Clemson University, Department of Pesticide Regulation

    Appointment Pending-

    Governor’s Office

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    Table of Contents

    PART II – 2018-19 ANNUAL MANAGEMENT PLAN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1

    INTRODUCTION -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1

    Aquatic Plant Problem Areas ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1

    AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7

    Public Waters -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 1. Ashepoo river (Colleton County) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7

    2. Back River Reservoir (Berkeley County) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10

    3. Baruch Institute (Georgetown County) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13

    4. Black Mingo Creek (Georgetown County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14

    5. Black River (Georgetown County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15

    6. Bonneau Ferry (Berkeley County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17

    7. Charleston County Parks (Caw Caw Interpretative Center, Laurel Hill Plantation) (Charleston County) ------------ 18

    8. Combahee River (Colleton County) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20

    9. Cooper River (Berkeley County) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21

    10. Donnelley WMA/Bear Island WMA/ACE Basin (Colleton County) ------------------------------------------------------------- 23

    11. Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve (Charleston County) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 24

    12. Goose Creek Reservoir (Berkeley County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26

    13. Lake Bowen, Reservoir #1 (Spartanburg County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28

    14. Lake Cunningham (Greenville County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30

    15. Lake Greenwood (Greenwood and Laurens County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31

    16. Lake Keowee (Pickens and Oconee County) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33

    17. Lake Monticello (Recreation Lake) (Fairfield County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35

    18. Lake Murray (Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Saluda Counties) ---------------------------------------------------------- 37

    19. Lake Wateree (Fairfield, Kershaw and Lancaster Counties) --------------------------------------------------------------------- 40

    20. Little Pee Dee River (Marion and Horry Counties) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 42

    21. Lumber River (Marion and Horry Counties) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 43

    22. Pee Dee River (Georgetown County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45

    23. Prestwood Lake (Darlington County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46

    24. Samworth WMA (Georgetown County) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 48

    25. Santee Coastal Reserve (Charleston and Georgetown Counties) -------------------------------------------------------------- 49

    26. Santee Delta WMA (Georgetown County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 50

    27. Waccamaw River (Horry County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 52

    28. Yawkey Wildlife Center (Georgetown County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 53

    Santee Cooper Lakes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 55 29. Lake Marion (Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg, Berkeley, and Sumter Counties) ---------------------------------------- 55

    30. Lake Moultrie (Berkeley County) NOTE: The following management plan applies to both lakes. ------------------- 55

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    Santee Cooper Area WMA’s ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 59 31. Hatchery WMA (Includes Pond1 adjacent to old ramp) (Berkeley County) ------------------------------------------------- 59

    32. Hickory Top WMA (and Greentree Reservoir) (Clarendon County) ------------------------------------------------------------ 60

    33. Potato Creek WMA (Clarendon County) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 62

    34. Sandy Beach WMA (Berkeley County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 63

    35. Santee Cooper WMA (Orangeburg County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 64

    South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism State Park Lakes -------------------------------------- 66 36. Aiken State Park (Aiken County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 66

    37. Barnwell State Park (Swimming Lake) (Barnwell County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 67

    38. Charles Towne Landing State Park (Charleston County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 68

    39. Cheraw State Park (Lake Juniper) (Chesterfield County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 71

    40. Croft State Park (Spartanburg County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 72

    41. H. Cooper Black State Recreation Area (Chesterfield County) ------------------------------------------------------------------ 73

    42. Hunting Island State Park (Beaufort County) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 74

    43. Huntington Beach State Park (Georgetown County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 77

    44. Jones Gap State Park (Greenville County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 78

    45. Kings Mountain State Park - Crawford Lake, Lake York (York County) -------------------------------------------------------- 79

    46. Lee State Park (Lee County) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 80

    47. Little Pee Dee State Park (Dillon County) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 81

    48. N.R. Goodale State Park (Kershaw County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 84

    49. Paris Mountain State Park (Greenville County) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------