Twelvemile Creek - Liberty Hwy to SC 137


Twelvemile Creek, South Carolina, US

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Liberty Hwy to SC 137 (12 Mile River)

Usual Difficulty I-II (varies with level)
Length 5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 15 fpm

Leaving the Dam


Leaving the Dam
Photo of Matt by Joey taken 02/15/06 @ 210 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
TWELVEMILE CREEK NEAR LIBERTY, SC
usgs-02186000 300 - 2000 cfs I-II 00h26m 235 cfs (too low)


River Description


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.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-09-28 01:52:46

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Twelvemile Creek

Detail Trip Report  Twelvemile Creek  Twelvemile Creek, SC(102.57KB .jpeg)

Ledges on Twelevmile Creek

Detail Trip Report  Ledges on Twelevmile Creek  Twelvemile Creek, SC(262.31KB .jpeg)

Twelvemile Creek above dam #1

Detail Trip Report  Twelvemile Creek above dam #1  Twelvemile Creek, SC(258.67KB .jpeg)

Stephen@12m

Detail Trip Report  Stephen@12m  Twelvemile Creek, SC(2.78MB .jpeg)

Leaving the Dam

Detail Trip Report  Leaving the Dam  12 Mile Creek, SC(45.22KB .jpeg)

Easley Central Water District Dam

Detail Trip Report  Easley Central Water District Dam  12 Mile Creek, SC(101.64KB .jpeg)

Surf Spot

Detail Trip Report  Surf Spot  @Twelvemile Creek Liberty Hwy to SC 137, (426.70KB .jpeg)

Double Drop

Detail Trip Report  Double Drop  @Twelvemile Creek Liberty Hwy to SC 137, (383.17KB .jpeg)

Double Drop

Detail Trip Report  Double Drop  @Twelvemile Creek Liberty Hwy to SC 137, (428.56KB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:


The upper 12 Mile needs a greater flow than the lower section due to some long flat stretches.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
TWELVEMILE CREEK NEAR LIBERTY, SC
usgs-02186000 300 - 2000 cfs I-II 00h26m 235 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
200 - 300 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low I-II
300 - 400 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable I-II ELF
400 - 600 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II Some long flat stretches but the water moves you along.
600 -1000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable I-II A hole starts to develop at double drop, the major rapid on this reach.
1000 -2000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable I-II(IV) Avoid the hole at double drop.

Report - Reports of Twelvemile Creek Liberty Hwy to SC 137 and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Twelvemile Creek [SC] Twelvemile Creek above dam #1 n/a wreeves
Twelvemile Creek [SC] Twelvemile Creek n/a Kevin Colburn
9y59d07h44m @Twelvemile Creek Liberty Hwy to SC 137 12 Mile 500 cfs Joey
> 10 years Twelvemile Creek [SC] Stephen@12m 300cfs stephen wood
> 10 years 12 Mile Creek [SC] Easley Central Water District Dam 210 cfs Joey
> 10 years 12 Mile [SC] Small Rapid 150cfs Joey

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User Comments

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November 18 2014 (1462 days ago)
smartrack (157006)
The Easley Central Water District (ECWD) has provided free, unpatrolled public day parking for
paddlers and anglers just off Norris Hwy (SC Route 137) on river right just above the highway river
crossing. The area affords above-the-ECWD dam (up river) paddlers a take-out parking spot and
whitewater (down river) an easy off-highway shoulder put-in.
May 5 2011 (2754 days ago)
12MileBlueway (152933)
Portage for Easley Water District Dam is easy but on the right hand side of the dam.

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
1.5Surf SpotsIPlayspot Photo
2.5Double DropII+Waterfall Playspot Photo
4.4Easley Central Water District DamN/APortage Hazard Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Surf Spots (Class I, Mile 1.5)

Surf Spot

Surf Spot
Photo of JP by Joey taken 09/23/09

One of a half dozen or so small ledges on this river section which can form play spots if there's enough water.  500cfs.



Double Drop (Class II+, Mile 2.5)

Double Drop

Double Drop
Photo of Joey by JP taken 09/23/09

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.



Easley Central Water District Dam (Class N/A, Mile 4.4)

Easley Central Water District Dam

Easley Central Water District Dam
Photo of Matt by Joey taken 02/15/06 @ 210 cfs



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Associated News

Help Support the Restoration of Twelvemile Creek (SC)
December 10, 2003

Help Remove a Dam on Twelvemile Creek (SC)
November 23, 2009

Goodbye Dams, Hello South Carolina Whitewater
January 6, 2011

Removal of Twelvemile Creek Dam Began Today!
February 22, 2011


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