RiverVenture is the story of South Carolina's cultural and natural landscape as told by its rivers.
This mountain stream is nestled in the Blue Ridge Escarpment of South Carolina. Carrick Creek flows within the Saluda watershed, the beginning of a river journey moving water from the mountains to the sea. Explore the module to learn more about this unique waterway and its geology, cove forest habitat, and aquatic ecosystem.
From the Appalachian Mountains, the Catawba River south through the Carolina Piedmont, where it becomes the Wateree River and eventually flows out to the Atlantic Ocean as the Santee River. From the earliest Native Americans to present day kayakers, people have always been drawn to the power of the Catawba River.
Estuaries are narrow, ribbon-like patterns of ocean beaches, sand dunes, maritime forests, salt marshes, and tidal flats that extend for hundreds of miles along the coast. The estuary in this interactive is located in Charleston, South Carolina.
After floating through the hilly Piedmont, you arrive at the Sandhills of South Carolina. Between 55 and 100 million years ago the sea level was higher and the coast was farther inland. Marine fossils and beach sand remain as evidence of the ancient beachfront in the Sandhills. Over millions of years, the sea level dropped and by 10,000 BCE humans occupied the central area of the state.
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