The Saluda River Basin covers 2,523 square miles and contains
twenty-one (21) watershed, with geographic regions that extend
from the Blue Ridge Mountains through the Piedmont and into the
Sandhill regions. It encompasses 1,614,681 acres. There are a
total of 2,798 stream miles and 64,509 acres of lake waters in
the Saluda River Basin.
The Oolenoy River flows into the South Saluda River, which
merges with the North Saluda River to form the Saluda River.
Downstream from this confluence, the Saluda River flows past
the city of Greenville and is joined by Georges Creek, Big Brushy
Creek, Big Creek, and Broad Mouth Creek before forming the headwaters
of Lake Greenwood. The Reedy River is joined by Huff Creek and
flows through Boyd Mill Pond before joining the Saluda River
in the Lake Greenwood headwaters. Rabon Creek flows out of Lake
Rabon and into the Reedy River arm of Lake Greenwood. Just downstream
of the lake, Ninety-Six Creek flows into the Saluda River near
the town of Greenwood. The Little River originates near the city
of Laurens and drains into the Saluda River between Lake Greenwood
and Lake Murry. The Saluda River together with the Little Saluda
River and the Bush River then form the headwaters of Lake Murray.
The Saluda River emerges from the Lake Murray dam and joins the
Broad River Basin at the city of Columbia to form the Congaree