Hydrology

Lake and Stream Data

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the SCDNR, operates and maintains a network of stream gages across the State. These gages transmit information to the USGS several times per day, providing near real-time reports of streamflow conditions. Streamflow data and other information for all the active stations listed below can also be found on the Real-time Streamflow Water Data link on the USGS web page Water Resources of South Carolina.

Discontinued Gages: Gages that have been discontinued and no longer in service are listed under Discontinued Stations. Those stations do not have up-to-date information. Data collected at these stations since October, 1998 can still be accessed through this website.

Provisional Data: Data provided by this website are provisional and are not quality checked. Users should not make decisions based on this information alone.

Other Sources: In addition to this website, the current lake level and other information for several South Carolina lakes are available at the following links.

Note: Duke Energy no longer operates Lake Greenwood. As a result, the Duke Energy web site and telephone information line no longer provide information about the level of Lake Greenwood. Lake Greenwood levels are still available through the "Lake Greenwood near Chappells, SC" link listed below in the "Active Stations" section of this web page.

Telephone Access: The following telephone numbers provide lake level information.

1-800-925-2537 for Santee Cooper Lakes (Marion and Moultrie):
Santee-Cooper's Lakes Information Line offers lake levels for Lakes Marion and Moultrie, as well as inflow and discharge rates. The information is updated daily at 10:00 am.

1-800-829-5253 for Duke Energy Lakes (Jocassee, Keowee, Wateree, Wylie, and Fishing Creek):
The Duke Energy Lake Information Line provides up-to-the-minute water levels for Lakes Jocassee and Keowee; Lake Wylie (Middle Catawba); and Lakes Wateree and Fishing Creek (both Lower Catawba), as well as some other lakes in North Carolina. This phone number does not provide actual water surface elevations; rather, it provides lake levels relative to the full pond level, which is assumed to be 100.0 feet. For example, if the level of Lake Wylie is given as 97.6 feet, the lake would be 2.4 feet below its level when full.

Active Stations

Augusta Canal near Augusta, GA
Black Creek near Hartsville, SC
Black Creek near McBee, SC
Black River at Kingstree, SC
Broad River at Alston, SC
Broad River near Blacksburg, SC
Broad River near Carlisle, SC
Broad River near Jenkinsville, SC
Bush River at Joanna, SC
Bush River near Prosperity, SC
Catawba River below Catawba, SC
Catawba River near Rock Hill, SC
Cedar Creek at Congaree NP near Gadsden, SC
Chattooga River near Clayton, GA
Congaree River at Columbia, SC
Congaree River at Congaree NP near Gadsden, SC
Cooper River at Mobay near North Charleston, SC
Cooper River near Goose Creek, SC
Cooper River at Filbin Creek near North Charleston, SC
Cooper River at U.S. Highway 17 at Charleston, SC
Coosawhatchie River near Hampton, SC
Cow Castle Creek near Bowman, SC
Durbin Creek above Fountain Inn, SC
Edisto River near Givhans, SC
Eighteenmile Creek above Pendleton, SC
Enoree River at Pelham, SC
Enoree River at Whitmire,SC
Enoree River near Woodruff, SC
Enoree River near Taylors, SC
Gills Creek at Columbia, SC
Grove Creek near Piedmont, SC
Lake Blalock near Cowpens, SC
Lake Greenwood near Chappells, SC
Lake Greenwood Tailrace near Chappells, SC
Lake Marion near Pineville, SC
Lake Moultrie near Pinopolis, SC
Lake Moultrie Tailrace Canal at Moncks Corner, SC
Lake Murray near Columbia, SC
Lake William C. Bowen near Fingerville, SC
Lawsons Fork Creek at Dewey Plant near Inman, SC
Little Pee Dee River at Galivants Ferry, SC
Little River near Mount Carmel, SC
Little River near Silverstreet, SC
Little Saluda River at Saluda
Lynches River at Effingham, SC
Neal Shoals Reservoir near Carlisle, SC
North Fork Edisto River at Orangeburg, SC
North Pacolet River at Fingerville, SC
Pacolet River below Lake Blalock near Cowpens, SC
Pacolet River near Fingerville, SC
Parr Shoals Reservoir at Parr, SC
Pee Dee River at Pee Dee, SC
Pee Dee River below Pee Dee, SC
Pee Dee River near Bennettsville, SC
Rediversion Canal at Santee River near St. Stephens, SC
Reedy River Above Fork Shoals, SC
Reedy River near Greenville, SC
Reedy River near Ware Shoals, SC
Rocky Creek at Great Falls, SC
Rocky River near Starr, SC
Salkehatchie River near Miley, SC
Saluda River at Chappells, SC
Saluda River below Lake Murray Dam near Columbia, SC
Saluda River near Columbia, SC
Saluda River near Greenville, SC
Saluda River near Ware Shoals, SC
Saluda River near Williamston, SC
Santee River at Trezesvants Landing near Fort Motte, SC
Santee River near Jamestown, SC
Santee River near Pineville, SC
Savannah River above Hardeeville, SC
Savannah River at Augusta, GA
Savannah River near Clyo, GA
South Fork Edisto River near Bamberg, SC
South Fork Edisto River near Cope, SC
South Fork Edisto River near Denmark, SC
South Pacolet River near Campobello, SC
South Rabon Creek near Gray Court, SC
South Santee River near McClellanville, SC
Stevens Creek near Modoc, SC
Turkey Creek near Maryville, SC
Twelve Mile Creek near Liberty, SC
Tyger River near Delta, SC
West Branch Cooper River at Pimlico near Moncks Corner, SC
Waccamaw River near Longs, SC
Wando River above Mount Pleasant, SC
Wateree River below Eastover, SC
Wateree River near Camden, SC

Discontinued Stations

The stations listed below no longer report current stream or lake conditions. The date in parentheses after the station name indicates the last date for which good data are available for this station.

Broad River near Lockhart, SC (Discontinued 10/22/2001)
Clarks Fork Creek near Smyrna, SC (Discontinued 10/22/2002)
Coneross Creek near Seneca, SC (Discontinued 10/23/2003)
Coosawhatchie River near Grays, SC (Discontinued no data)
Coosawhatchie River near Early Branch, SC (Discontinued no data)
Dean Swamp Creek near Salley, SC (Discontinued 12/24/2000)
Fairforest Creek below Spartanburg, SC (Discontinued no data)
Fork Creek at Jefferson, SC (Discontinued no data)
Gillies Creek near Lugoff, SC (Discontinued no data)
Golden Creek near Easley, SC (Discontinued 8/30/2000)
Hanging Rock Creek near Kershaw, SC (Discontinued 11/14/2003)
Hartwell Lake near Hartwell, GA (Discontinued no data)
Indian Creek above Newberry, SC (Discontinued 10/27/1998)
Lake Keowee near Six Mile, SC (Discontinued 10/29/2000)
Lake Thurmond near Clarks Hill, SC (Discontinued 10/23/2001)
Little Fork Creek at Jefferson, SC (Discontinued 10/25/2000)
Little River near Walhalla, SC (Discontinued 10/01/2003)
Lower Three Runs below Par Pond at Savannah River Site, SC (Discontinued 12/06/2002)
Middle Branch near Easley, SC (Discontinued 8/30/2000)
Middle Saluda River near Cleveland, SC (Discontinued 10/01/2003)
Ninety-six Creek near Ninety-six, SC (Discontinued 11/21/2001)
Richard B. Russell Lake near Calhoun Falls, SC (Discontinued 10/23/2001)
Santee River near Russellville, SC (Discontinued no data)
Savannah River at Burtons Ferry Bridge near Millhaven, GA (Discontinued 10/15/2003)
Savannah River at New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam at Augusta, GA (Discontinued 10/16/2001 rainfall data only)
Savannah River at Stevens Creek Dam near Morgana, SC (Discontinued 10/16/2001)
Savannah River below Hartwell Lake (Discontinued 10/17/2000)
Savannah River below Stevens Creek Dam near Morgana, SC (Discontinued 10/16/2001)
Savannah River near Jackson, SC (Discontinued 12/06/2002)
Savannah River near North Augusta, SC (Discontinued 10/03/2002)
Upper Three Runs above Road C at Savannah River Site, SC (Discontinued 12/02/2002)
West Branch Cooper River at Mepkin Abbey near Cordesville, SC (Discontinued 10/05/1999)
West Branch Cooper River at Moncks Corner, SC (Discontinued 5/31/2002)


If you have any questions about this information, please contact:

Andrew Wachob
803-734-6440
WachobA@dnr.sc.gov

Land, Water & Conservation Division
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Rembert C. Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201