Whitewater River (Keowee River tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWhitewater River
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Keowee River|
|Main source||divide between Whitewater River and Chattooga River
about 0.5 miles south of Chimneytop Mountain
3,550 ft (1,080 m)
|River mouth||Keowee River
1,108 ft (338 m)
|Length||12.08 mi (19.44 km)|
|River system||Keowee River|
|Basin size||16.97 square miles (44.0 km2)|
|Bridges||NC 107 (x2), Whitewater Road|
The Whitewater River is a 14.6-mile-long (23.5 km) river that flows south from headwaters in Transylvania County, North Carolina, over Upper Whitewater Falls and Lower Whitewater Falls before crossing into South Carolina and entering Lake Jocassee, the reservoir behind Lake Jocassee Dam.
In Lake Jocassee the Whitewater River is joined by the Toxaway River to form the Keowee River. The confluence is submerged beneath the waters of Lake Jocassee. Via the Keowee and Seneca rivers, the Whitewater River is part of the Savannah River watershed.
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