The Santee Coastal Frontage Basin (hydrologic unit 03050209) is located in Charleston County and encompasses 2 watersheds and 212 square miles, incorporating the Lower Coastal Plain and Coastal Zone regions. Of the 135,501 acres in the Coastal Basin, 40.1% is nonforested wetland, 22.5% is forested land, 17.0% is forested wetland, 11.5% is water, 5.0% is urban land, 2.9% is agricultural land, and 1.0% is barren land. There are a total of 36.1 stream miles in the Santee Coastal Frontage Basin, together with 29.0 acres of lake waters, and 10,935.1 acres of estuarine areas.
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) connects the streams in this basin that flow directly into the Atlantic Ocean through Cape Romain Harbor, Key Inlet, Bulls Bay, Bull Harbor, Price Inlet, Capers Inlet, Dewees Inlet, and Breach Inlet.
For an overview of water quality in the Santee Coastal Frontage, download the water quality assessment summary. For specific basin descriptions, facts, figures, and detailed maps click on a watershed below:
0305020901 - Upper Santee Coastal Frontage