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The Waccamaw River Basin encompasses 8 watersheds and 626 square miles. The Waccamaw River Basin incorporates the Lower Coastal Plain and Coastal Zone regions. Of the 400,919 acres, 6.3% is urban land, 6.0% is agricultural land, 16.7% is scrub/shrub land, 0.2% is barren land, 38.9% is forested land, 28.3% is forested wetland, 1.6% is nonforested wetland, and 2.0% is water (SCLRCC 1990). The urban land percentage is comprised chiefly of the Cities of Conway and Georgetown. There are a total of 827.2 stream miles in this watershed and 1,939.1 acres of estuarine areas. The Waccamaw River originates in North Carolina, and crosses into South Carolina to accept drainage from Kingston Lake and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway before flowing into Winyah Bay.*


*Information adapted from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (S.C. DHEC) website.

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