South Carolina
River Systems
Why are rivers important?
• Boats travel on rivers to move supplies and
crops.
• Rivers are habitats for many animals.
• People use rivers for fun: fishing, swimming,
boating
• Some rivers help make electricity.
• Rivers are a source of water for homes.
• In the past, people living near rivers used the
water for drinking, cooking, washing clothes,
taking baths, and watering plants.
What is a river system?
River systems are all of the rivers
that flow into a larger river.
How do we know where a river is
on a map?
Pee Dee
South Carolina has four main
river systems.
Santee
Savannah
Edisto
Vocabulary
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river—a body of water
basin—land surrounding each river system
tributary—rivers that empty into other rivers
Pee Dee
Edisto
Santee
Savannah
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South Carolina River Systems