Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Documents

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service publishes documents and guides about its programs that engage citizens to improve economic development and quality of life by delivering research-based information in agriculture, natural resources, food safety and nutrition, economic and community development, and 4-H youth development.


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    Harmful algal blooms : prevention, response, and avoidance manual
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-08-02) Clemson University. Cooperative Extension Service; Nix, Heather; Sahoo, Debabrata; White, Sarah A.; Hains, John; Busari, Ibrahim
    This manual contains information about the prevention, response, and avoidance of harmful algal blooms.
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    Harmful algal blooms : a pocket field guide for South Carolina
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-08-02) Clemson University. Cooperative Extension Service
    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are the over-abundant growth of algae or bacteria that may interfere with use of water or a waterbody. HABs occur throughout South Carolina’s fresh waters and sometimes cause taste and odor issues in local drinking water. This field guide provides pictorial examples of the species of algae and cyanobacteria likely to be found in South Carolina waters and common look-alike species of plants and algae.
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    Annual report of activities, January 2022-December 2022
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-03-22) Clemson University, Cooperative Extension Service; Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium
    The Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium’s Annual Report of Activities for 2022 summarizes outreach and involvement programming offered by the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium (CWSEC) community and education partners throughout the year. The CWSEC implements a region-wide outreach strategy to educate Horry and Georgetown County residents on water quantity, quality, and the cumulative impacts of stormwater. Education programming was steered by the CWSEC’s Annual Activity Plan, which identifies priority issues to address through messaging and outreach that targets residential and commercial audiences.
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    Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) Clemson University
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-12-16) Clemson University, Cooperative Extension Service; Land Planning Associates, Inc.
    Rainfall that runs across the surface of the ground, known as stormwater runoff, plays a major role in the health of waterways. In an undeveloped setting, a large portion of rainfall has the opportunity to infiltrate through the soil where it is filtered of potential pollutants before entering groundwater. As land development continues and natural pervious surfaces are converted to impervious, water has less opportunity to follow the natural infiltration process, and instead, a large fraction of rainfall is sent rushing across the surface of the ground eventually entering the surrounding waterbodies. As water travels across rooftops, agricultural fields, driveways, and other altered land uses, it picks up pollutants such as oil, grease, sediment, animal waste, fertilizer, etc. and carries them straight to our local waterbodies. In an effort to address and reduce the impairments of waterbodies due to stormwater runoff, Congress established the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program which regulates discharges to waterbodies.
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    APCSP Education Plan (July 2023 – June 2028)
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-06-06) Clemson University, Cooperative Extension Service
    This five-year education plan is to educate those in Anderson and Pickens counties concerning sewers, septic tanks, bacteria (fat, oil, and grease), litter in public and private areas, and sediment control in construction, post-construction, and residential areas.