Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Waccamaw
Type Lake
Salinity freshwater
Other Names
Location
Columbus County, southeastern corner of North Carolina 35° N 34° N - 79° W 78° W
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Size Ref
River Length Area Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth 3 m Ref 35360
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description Covers 36,170,802.5032 sq.m. and has an average width of 2.32 m and a shoreline of about 22,852.68 m. The marginal 70% of the lake bottom is composed of clear sand, whereas the central 30% is overlaid with a deposit of fibrous and pulpy peat (Ref. ). The lake is fed by four creeks: First, Second, Third, and Big Creeks. The lake outlet forms the Waccamaw River which flows southeasterly to empty into the Atlantic Ocean near Georgetown, South Carolina.
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Species Families Species Families Reference
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Luna, Susan M. on 09.12.02
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 05.27.21
Checked by Luna, Susan M. on 09.12.02
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