South Carolina Watersheds - Saluda River Basin

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 River.

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

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