Santee River

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 )

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Santee River




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