South Carolina Watersheds - Catawba River Basin

The Catawba River Basin extends across North and South Carolina. Within South Carolina, the river flows through the Piedmont, Sandhills, and Upper Coastal Plain regions of the State, and encompasses 2,323 square miles and twenty-one (21) watersheds. There are a total of 3,140 stream miles and 26,310 acres of lake waters in the basin within SC.

The Catawba River originates in North Carolina and flows through Lake Wylie and into South Carolina. Allison Creek flows into the midlake region of Lake Wylie within South Carolina. The Catawba River flows out of Lake Wylie and is joined by Sugar Creek, Twelvemile Creek, and Cane Creek before draining into the Fishing Creek Reservoir. It flows out of the Fishing Creek Reservoir and joins with Fishing Creek and flows into the Great Falls Reservoir. The river then joins with Camp Creek and Rocky Creek to form the Cedar Creek Reservoir. Cedar Creek flows into the Catawba River just below the Cedar Creek Reservoir dam. The Catawba River joins the Big Wateree Creek to form the Wateree River, which flows through Lake Wateree. Grannies Quarter Creek and Sawneys Creek flow into the Watereee River downstream to Lake Wateree. Twentyfive Mile Creek and Big Pine Creek enter the river near the city of Camden, followed by Swift Creek, Spears Creek, and Colonels Creek before merging with the Congaree River Basin to form the Santee River Basin.


Click Here for a .pdf file showing maps of all the watersheds within the Catawba River Basin. This also includes a comprehensive listing of all rivers, streams, and lakes with the Catawba River Basin.


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