The Salkehatchie Coastal Frontage Basin encompasses 1 watershed and 73 square miles that flow through the Coastal Zone region of Beaufort County. Of the 46,481 acres, 47.7% is nonforested wetland (marsh), 25.9% is water, 14.2% is forested land, 3.8% is agricultural land, 2.8% is forested wetland (swamp), 3.1% is barren land, and 2.5% is urban land. There are approximately 7,682.7 estuarine acres in this basin.
The Salkehatchie Coastal Frontage Basin consists of the Harbor River and a series of inlets that drain directly into the Atlantic Ocean. These inlets include Trenchards Inlet, Pritchards Inlet, Skull Inlet, and Fripp Inlet.
For an overview of water quality in the Salkehatchie Coastal Frontage Watershed, download the water quality assessment summary . For specific basin descriptions, facts, figures, and detailed maps click on a watershed below.