Lake Wateree Quality Program

Water Watch of Lake Wateree Association, Winnsboro, SC

Using volunteers and USC scientific support, identify and track algae growth on the Lake. Through frequent water, algae, and shoreline analysis, identify causes and solution options. Educate and engage community to control/prevent nutrient inflows.

Counties Impacted:

  • Fairfield
  • Kershaw
  • Lancaster
  • Chester

This grant will help us better serve our Lake Wateree community for years to come.  It is being used to continue a project to study and remediate the growing presence of algae, which is affecting wildlife habitats, recreational use, and aesthetic and health concerns for lake users.  An important aspect of the remediation will be community outreach to inform residents and visitors about actions they can take to reduce nutrient inflows that enable algae growth.

- Randy Kelley, Chairman of WaterWatch Advisory Committee



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.