Seneca River (South Carolina)
|Seneca River (Isundiga River)|
|Keowee River (portions)|
|Regions||Oconee County, Pickens County, Anderson County|
The Seneca River is created by the confluence of the Keowee River and Twelvemile Creek in northwestern South Carolina, downriver from Lake Keowee near Clemson. It is now entirely inundated by Lake Hartwell, forming a 21-mile-long (34 km) arm of the lake. The Seneca River and the Tugaloo River join to form the Savannah River.
In current times, the section of the Keowee River between the Keowee Dam and its confluence with Twelvemile Creek is called the Seneca River on many maps, including the official county highway map. Since this area is flooded by Lake Hartwell formed by damming the Seneca and Tugaloo rivers, it is natural to refer this section as the Seneca instead of its proper name.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 26, 2011
- "Seneca River". Geographic Names Information System. USGS. 13 July 1980. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
- Mooney, James (1900/2008). Myths of the Cherokee. Forgotten Books. p. 270.
- "Hopewell on the Keowee Church". Horse Trails. Clemson University. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- South Carolina Department of Transportation. Oconee County General Highway Map (Map) (1971 ed.). http://www.dot.state.sc.us/getting/pdfs/Oconee.pdf. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
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