SCNDR South Carolina Department of
Natural Resources
SCGS South Carolina
Geological Survey

Tour a Geologic Map - Southwest Columbia, SC

Congaree River

There is an interesting feature about the Fall Line and Congaree River and its fluvial terraces. Notice that the Congaree River flood plain significantly widens as the river crosses from exposed crystalline rock at the quarries (Piedmont) onto the Coastal Plain sediments. In addition, notice that just south of this transition, the Congaree River begins to meander in its widened flood plain.

Pinehurst Fluvial Terraces Congaree River Fall Line Granite Quarries