Edisto River Basin, South Carolina Feasibility Report for Water Resources Development.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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The Edisto River Basin, with a tidal reach of 38 miles, extends northward from the coast at St. Helena Sound and lies entirely within the State of South Carolina, between the Savannah River and Santee River basins. The greatest length and width of the basin are about 135 and 35 miles, respectively. The basin drainage area is about 2,983 square miles. Pertinent river data are shown in Table 1 and a map of the basin is shown on Plate 1. Profiles of the Edisto River and its principal tributaries are shown in Appendix 1. The District Engineer finds that there is a need for flood control, water supply, water quality control, outdoor recreation, and hydroelectric power in the Edisto River Basin, South CArolina. the District Engineer further finds that no economically feasible basin wide plan of improvement from the Federal standpoint has evolved from these studies. The District Engineer recommends no plan of improvement as a result of this report. He further recommends that local water resources problems be solved as they arise.
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