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  • Hickory Top WMA-No Flooding This Year

    Because of drought conditions that have led to very low lake levels on the Santee-Cooper Lakes, the SCDNR will not pump water into the Hickory Top WMA, also referred to as Greentree Reservoir.

    State climatologist Hope Mizzell said this is the third driest year ever for South Carolina since records have been kept.

    With Lake Marion down 4.6 feet from full pool, and Lake Moultrie down in excess of 5 feet, there simply is not enough water available to pump into Hickory Top.

    Hickory Top is a favorite spot among waterfowlers in the Santee area, but this year hunters will have to bypass this WMA.

    Brian Cope
    SC Sportsman Field Reporter