Facts

Facts about Gills Creek Watershed

  • The headwaters start above Sesquicentennial State Park and flow into the Congaree River below Columbia and just above the Congaree National Park
  • It is represented by multiple jurisdictions including the City of Columbia, Richland County, Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes, Fort Jackson, and the City of Cayce
  • It contains over 115 miles of streams
  • It covers over 47,000 acres of land
  • The population is 140,000
  • Land use/land cover in the watershed includes: 51.0% urban land, 25.1% forested land, 13.4% agricultural land, 8.1% forested wetland (swamp), 2.1% water, and 0.3% nonforested wetland (marsh).
  • It is among the largest urban impaired watersheds in South Carolina
  • Urbanization and development have and continue to cause negative impacts to water quality, including excessive stormwater runoff and sedimentation
  • We are all impacting the health of the watershed regardless of where you live within the watershed.
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    Citta Del Cottone
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    McCormick Taylor
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    Midwood Smokehouse BBQ
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    Mr. Firendly's
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    Owen Real Estate
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    South State Bank
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