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Catawba River Basin

 

Water Quality Information

Map of the Catawba River Basin

 

General Information

 
   

Basin Facts and Figures

The Catawba River flows through the Piedmont, Sandhills, and Upper Coastal Plain regions of the State, and encompasses 2,322 square miles and 21 watersheds. These some 1.5 million acres consist of 69.7% forested land, 11.8% agricultural land, 7.3% scrub/shrub land, 3.9% forested wetland, 3.8% urban land, 3.0% water, 0.4% barren land, and 0.1% nonforested wetland. There are a total of 2,943 stream miles and 26,308 acres of lake waters in the basin.  (Source: 1989-90 SPOT Imagery)

The Catawba River enters the State of South Carolina through Lake Wylie, which extends across the State boundary near Charlotte, North Carolina. Allison Creek flows into the midlake region of Lake Wylie within South Carolina. The Catawba River flows out of Lake Wylie and is joined by Sugar Creek, Twelvemile Creek, and Cane Creek before draining into Fishing Creek Reservoir. The Catawba River flows out of Fishing Creek Reservoir and joins with Fishing Creek and flows into Great Falls Reservoir. The river then joins with Camp Creek and Rocky Creek to form Cedar Creek Reservoir. Cedar Creek flows into the Catawba River just below the Cedar Creek Reservoir dam. The Catawba River joins Big Wateree Creek to form the Wateree River, which flows through Lake Wateree. Grannies Quarter Creek and Sawneys Creek flow into the Wateree River downstream of Lake Wateree. Twentyfive Mile Creek and Big Pine Tree Creek enter the river near the City of Camden, followed by Swift Creek, Spears Creek, and Colonels Creek before merging with the Congaree River Basin to form the Santee River Basin.

 

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  Hydrologic Unit Code Text
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Maps
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Factors Assessed in Water Evaluations,
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Protection and Restoration Strategies
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Catawba -
Water Unit Index Map
    X
       
Catawba River/Lake Wylie  03050101-
180
 X X
Allison Creek  03050101-
190
 X X
Catawba River/Fishing Creek Reservoir/Cedar Creek Reservoir  03050103-
010
 X X
Sugar Creek  03050103-
020
 X X
Twelvemile Creek/Waxhaw Creek  03050103-
030
 X X
Cane Creek  03050103-
040
 X X
Fishing Creek  03050103-
050
 X X
Fishing Creek  03050103-
060
 X X
Tinkers Creek  03050103-
070
 X X
Camp Creek  03050103-
080
 X X
Rocky Creek  03050103-
090
 X X
Wateree River/Lake Wateree 03050104-
010
 X X
Big Wateree Creek  03050104-
020
 X X
Wateree River  03050104-
030
 X X
Grannies Quarter Creek  03050104-
040
 X X
Sawneys Creek  03050104-
050
 X X
Twentyfive Mile Creek  03050104-
060
 X X
Big Pine Tree Creek  03050104-
070
 X X
Swift Creek  03050104-
080
  X X
Spears Creek  03050104-
090
 X X
Colonels Creek  03050104-
100
 X X


Bureau of Water . Phone: (803) 898-4300 . Fax: (803) 898-3795 . Contact Us


Bureau of Water . Phone: (803) 898-4300 . Fax: (803) 898-3795 . Contact Us