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Pee Dee Coastal Frontage




Basin Facts and Figures

The Pee Dee Coastal Frontage Basin (hydrologic unit 03040208, formerly a portion of 03040207) is located in Horry and Georgetown Counties, and encompasses 2 watersheds and 358 square miles. This coastal frontage drains directly into the Atlantic Ocean. The Coastal Basin incorporates the Lower Coastal Plain and Coastal Zone regions. Of the 228,914 acres, 59.2% is water, 14.7% is urban land, 8.8% is forested wetland, 6.7% is forested land, 5.2% is nonforested wetland, 3.5% is agricultural land, 1.2% is barren land, and 0.7% is scrub/shrub land. The urban land percentage is comprised chiefly of the Cities of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

There are approximately 92 stream miles in this basin, 155 acres of lake waters, and 3,521 acres of estuarine areas. The Little River flows back and forth across the SC/NC state line forming a portion of the AIWW and draining to the Atlantic Ocean through the Little River Inlet. The Grand Strand Beaches and their swashes all drain to the Atlantic in this watershed, as does Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Inlet, and North Inlet and their tributaries.

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Factors Assessed in Watershed Evaluations,
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Protection and Restoration Strategies
Water Quality Assessment Summary   X  
Pee Dee Coastal Frontage - Watershed Unit Index Map     X
Little River/AIWW/Murrells Inlet 03040208-03  X X
North Inlet 03040208-04  X X

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