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					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
•   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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