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Watersheds

Edisto River Basin


 

Water Quality Information

Map of the Edisto River Basin

 

General Information

 
   

Basin Facts and Figures

The Edisto River Basin originates in the Sandhills region and flows through the Upper and Lower Coastal Plain Regions and into the Coastal Zone region. The Edisto River Basin encompasses 30 watersheds and some 2 million acres of which 1.8% is urban land, 22.7% is agricultural land, 10.9% is scrub/shrub land, 0.5% is barren land, 49.0% is forested land, 11.1% is forested wetland, 2.0% is nonforested wetland, and 2.0% is water. The urban land percentage is comprised chiefly of the City of Orangeburg and a portion of the City of Aiken. There are a total of 2,775.1 stream miles in the Edisto River Basin, and 31.7 square miles of estuarine areas. (Source: 1989-90 SPOT Imagery)

The confluence of Chinquapin Creek and Lightwood Knot Creek form the North Fork Edisto River, which is joined downstream by Black Creek, Bull Swamp Creek, and Caw Caw Swamp. The South Fork Edisto River accepts drainage from Shaw Creek, Dean Swamp Creek, Goodland Creek, and Roberts Swamp before merging with the North Fork Edisto River to form the Edisto River. Downstream from the confluence, the Edisto River is joined by Cattle Creek, Indian Field Swamp, and Four Hole Swamp. Prior to joining the Edisto River, Four Hole Swamp accepts drainage from Cow Castle Creek, Providence Swamp, Horse Range Swamp, and Dean Swamp. Downstream from Four Hole Swamp, the Dawho River enters the Edisto River, and their confluence forms the South Edisto River and the North Edisto River, which drain to the Atlantic Ocean. 


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  Hydrologic Unit Code Text
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Factors Assessed in Watershed Evaluations,
Watershed Stewardship Programs, and
Protection and Restoration Strategies
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Edisto -
Watershed Unit Index Map
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Chinquapin Creek and Light Knot Creek  03050203-
010
 X X
North Fork Edisto River  03050203-
020
 X X
Black Creek 03050203-
030
 X X
North Fork Edisto River 03050203-
040
 X X
Bull Swamp Creek  03050203-
050
 X X
North Edisto River 03050203-
060
 X X
Caw Caw Swamp 03050203-
070
 X X
North Fork Edisto River 03050203-
080
 X X
South Fork Edisto River 03050204-
010
 X X
Shaw Creek 03050204-
020
 X X
South Fork Edisto River 03050204-
030
 X X
Dean Swamp 03050204-
040
 X X
South Fork Edisto River 03050204-
050
 X X
Goodland Creek 03050204-
060
 X X
Roberts Swamp 03050204-
070
 X X
Edisto River 03050205-
010
 X X
Cattle Creek  03050205-
020
 X X
Edisto River  03050205-
030
 X X
Indian Field Swamp 03050205-
040
  X  X
Edisto River 03050205-
050
 X X
Edisto River and South Edisto River 03050205-
060
 X X
North Edisto River 03050205-
070
 X X
Four Hole Swamp 03050206-
010
 X X
Four Hole Swamp 03050206-
020
 X X
Cow Castle Creek 03050206-
030
 X X
Four Hole Swamp  03050206-
040
 X X
Providence Swamp 03050206-
050
 X X
Dean Swamp Creek  03050206-
060
 X X
Four Hole Swamp 03050206-
070
 X X


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