Twelvemile Creek, South Carolina, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (varies with level)|
|Avg. Gradient||15 fpm|
|TWELVEMILE CREEK NEAR LIBERTY, SC|
|usgs-02186000||300 - 2000 cfs||I-II||00h44m||504 cfs (running)|
|Some long flat stretches but the water moves you along.|
This upper section of the 12 Mile Creek is a fairly relaxed paddle. A couple rapids on this section will come alive during real high water. There is one 15' dam located just above SC 137 which can be easily portaged on the right. This dam services the Easley Central Water District.
Double Drop at high water floods the island in the middle below the rapid, and makes some extremely sticky holes at the base on both sides of the island where it is normally a small drop.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|4.4||Easley Central Water District Dam||N/A|
One of a half dozen or so small ledges on this river section which can form play spots if there's enough water. 500cfs.
A river wide ledge with a double drop on river left as the main line. There are many other possible routes, the ledge is wide and an island is right below the ledge - you can run either side of the island. The hole at the bottom of the double drop will get fairly nasty when the river goes into flood stage. Pictured at 500cfs.
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