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South Carolina Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




South Carolina Lakes and Rivers Map
South Carolina Rivers Shown on the Map:   Black River, Brood River, Catawba River, Edisto River, Enoree River, Great Pee Dee River, Little Pee Dee River, Lynches River, North Fork Edisto River, Pacolet River, Salkahatchie River, Saluda River, Santee River, Savannah River, South Fork Edisto River and Waccamaw River.

South Carolina Lakes Shown on the Map:   Hartwell Reservoir, J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Lake Greenwood, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie, Lake Murray, Richard B. Russell Lake and Wateree Lake.


 South Carolina Stream and River Levels
South Carolina river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout South Carolina. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated South Carolina river and stream levels from USGS here.


 South Carolina Stream and River Level Alerts
South Carolina water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve South Carolina stream and river level alerts.


 South Carolina Water Publications
South Carolina precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in South Carolina. View the water resource publications for South Carolina here.


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 South Carolina Drought Map
South Carolina drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current South Carolina drought map here.




 South Carolina Precipitation Map
South Carolina precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for South Carolina and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an South Carolina precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 South Carolina Elevation Map
South Carolina elevation map
The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed South Carolina elevation map.


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