Kingston Lake Watershed
Community-Based Watershed Management Planning for the Waccamaw Basin
The Kingston Lake Watershed (outlined in dark blue) lies in the northwestern corner of Horry County. It contains four tributary creeks that drain into the Waccamaw River.
Facts and Figures about Kingston Lake Watershed:
- 83,446 acres
- 166 stream miles
- 2000 Census: 23,000
- 3 subwatersheds drain into Waccamaw River
- Several sites are on the federal 303(d) list of impaired water bodies for water quality problems.
- Summary report on the Kingston Lake Watershed Planning Project
- View full informational brochure in PDF format
Why Kingston Lake Watershed and Crabtree Canal?
- Plan for rapid growth on a regional basis
- Preserve water quality and clean up polluted areas
- Reduce stormwater flooding and pollution
- Preserve traditional uses (hunting, fishing, boating)
- Conserve natural areas and wildlife habitat
- Source of pride and tool for economic advancement
- Volunteer water quality monitoring
- Community attitudes survey (Dr. Chris Podeschi)
- Baseline conditions
- Assessment of pollution potential and restoration opportunities (Center for Watershed Protection)
- Stakeholder input
- Develop watershed management plan