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Watersheds

Santee River Basin
~ Santee River ~


| Santee | Ashley/Cooper |
 

Water Quality Information

Reference Map of the Santee River Basin

 

General Information

 

 

Basin Facts and Figures

The Santee River Basin encompasses 11 watersheds and 1,279 square miles. The Santee River Basin originates in the Upper Coastal Plain region of the State giving way to the Lower Coastal Plain and the Coastal Zone regions. Of the nearly one million acres, 0.5% is urban land, 11.7% is agricultural land, 12.4% is scrub/shrub land, 0.5% is barren land, 42.5% is forested land, 16.1% is forested wetland, 4.6% is nonforested wetland, and 11.7% is water.  (Source: 1989-90 SPOT Imagery

There are a total of 934.4 stream miles in the Santee River Basin, 94,664 acres of lake waters, and 5275.6 acres of estuarine areas. The Santee River is formed from the confluence of the Congaree and Wateree Rivers and flows through Lake Marion. The river is diverted in lower Lake Marion, and either flows out of the Santee dam to eventually drain into the Atlantic Ocean via the South Santee River and the North Santee River, or is channeled along a 7.5 mile diversion canal to fill Lake Moultrie. After flowing through the Santee dam, the Santee River is joined by the rediversion canal connecting Lake Moultrie and the (lower) Santee River.

Water Quality Information
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Factors Assessed in Watershed Evaluations,
Watershed Stewardship Programs, and
Protection and Restoration Strategies
   X  
Santee -
Watershed Unit Index Map
    X
       
Santee River/Lake Marion 03050111-
010
 X X
Halfway Swamp Creek  03050111-
020
 X X
Jacks Creek  03050111-
030
 X X
Tawcaw Creek  03050111-
040
 X X
Potato Creek  03050111-
050
 X X
Santee River  03050112-
010
 X X
Rediversion Canal 03050112-
020
 X X
Santee River  03050112-
030
 X X
Wadmacon Creek  03050112-
040
 X X
Wambaw Creek  03050112-
050
 X X
North Santee River/South Santee River  03050112-
060
 X X


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