Ocean Blue is researching point source runoff areas in South Carolina to reduce pollution getting into local waterways. We are seeking partners, foundations, grassroots donors, local business groups, and volunteers to help adopt river sections for local cleanups with Ocean Blue. Take a look at the rivers on the list below and if you know about a river that is not on our list please send us a message. Congaree River This river, just 53 miles in length, takes its name from the Congaree Indians who once inhabited its shores.
Saluda River It is a principal tributary of the Congaree River, about 200 mi (320 km) long, running in northern and western South Carolina. With the Congaree River, it is part of the watershed of the Santee River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean.
Broad River This river is a principal tributary of the Congaree River, about 150 miles long, in western North Carolina and northern South Carolina. It also forms part of the watershed of the Santee River.
Congaree Creek This stream in Lexington County, South Carolina is formed from the Congaree River. The Name 'Congaree' comes from the river of the same name. The Battle of Congaree Creek was named after this creek.
This stream in Richland County, South Carolina drains into the Congaree River. Gills Creek was settled primarily in the 1780s and since the 1960s, the creek area has become highly urbanized as part of the region around Columbia, South Carolina. Take a deeper look at the flooding in your area: USGS Link Gills Creek Watershed The Gills Creek Watershed is among the largest impaired urban watersheds in South Carolina and contains over 70 miles of streams and lakes, and 47,000 acres of land. The watershed is included in the cities of Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, and Arcadia Lakes; Richland County, and the US Army's Fort Jackson.
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Watershed Initiative by EPA | Rocky Branch, Columbia, South Carolina
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