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Tour a Geologic Map - Southwest Columbia, SC

Fluvial Terraces

There are two sets of fluvial terraces associated with the Congaree River. The first set is found to the north above the granite quarries. These older terraces are correlated across the river by their similar elevations and sediment composition. South of the granite quarries, where the Congaree River flood plain widens, there are younger terraces recognized by common elevations with scarp faces at their edges.

Pinehurst Fluvial Terraces Congaree River