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Watershed Studies

 

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Dr. Robin (Buz) Kloot

Associate Director

  • Phone: 803-978-7522

  • Fax: 803-978-7528

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Sponsored by: United States Department of Agriculture,
Natural Resources Conservation Services 

  
  
 

Assessment   Matrices

   

Subbasin Resource Profiles

   

Summary of Resource Concerns

 
  
 

Crop

   

Forest

   

Hay

   

Pasture

   

Wildlife

 
South Carolina Assessment Matrices by Land Use

The Assessment Matrix is the second part of the Rapid Watershed Assessment, the first part being the subbasin (or “watershed”) profile.  There are 36 subbasins (or 8-digit HUA’s) in the state and one subbasin profile for each HUA.  There are five Assessment Matrices for each subbasin profile, one for each of the five major land uses, namely crop, pasture, forest, hay, and wildlife. 

 The Assessment Matrix summarizes current resource conditions and related maintenance costs.  It also summarizes desired resource conditions, conservation opportunities and related costs and qualitative effects on primary resource concerns.  The primary data source for this assessment matrix is the dataset of conservation practices applied in South Carolina from the National Conservation Planning Database (NCPD) for the years 2005-2008 (inclusive) where a total of some 50,000 conservation practices were documented.   This matrix does not use treatment level (baseline, progressive, RMS) as a way of analyzing the data because the NCPD does not contain this kind of information; in addition, resource management systems are typically highly site-specific.  The surrogate for treatment levels used in this assessment matrix is the "top ten" approach where the top ten conservation practices for each scenario (land use & Common Resource Area) are displayed.  Secondary data sources for this assessment matrix include the 2002 Agricultural Census data on number of farms and the SC-NRCS publication Summary of Natural Resource Concerns (2007).  Although the dataset spans four years all tables are annualized and based on one year. 

 

South Carolina Assessment Matrices by Sub-basin Name
 

 

 

 

 

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