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"E" is for Enoree River

South Carolina From A to Z
SC Public Radio

"E" is for Enoree River. The Enoree River flows approximately seventy miles from its source in northern Greenville County to its confluence with the Broad River above Columbia. Its basin encompasses more than 730 square miles across South Carolina's Piedmont--the largest part of which is forestlands--with a small percentage characterized as urban. Along the way, the river provides borders for parts of Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Union, and Newberry Counties. The Enoree faces challenges regarding water quality, both from pollution and from sand-mining operations that cause the river to erode its banks heavily and fill its flow with sediment. The river has remained an undiscovered resource for paddlers for many years. However, public and private efforts to create safe access points have permitted a growing number of recreational paddlers to enjoy the Enoree River.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.