Pee Dee River


Pee Dee River
River, North and South Carolina, U.S. Rising as the Yadkin River in the Blue Ridge in northwestern North Carolina, it flows southeast into Winyah Bay near Georgetown, S.C. It is 233 mi (375 km) long.

The lower Pee Dee is navigable for 90 mi (145 km).

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also called  Great Pee Dee River 

      river rising as the Yadkin River in the Blue Ridge Mountains (Blue Ridge) in northwestern North Carolina, U.S. Flowing northeast past Wilkesboro and Elkin, then southeast past Badin, it becomes the Pee Dee (named for the Pedee Indians) after a course of about 200 miles (320 km). As the Pee Dee, it continues for another 230 miles (370 km), generally southeastward into South Carolina (where it is called the Great Pee Dee), past Cheraw, being joined by the Little Pee Dee approximately 20 miles (30 km) before emptying into Winyah Bay near Georgetown. As the Yadkin, the river is dammed to form High Rock and Badin lakes (the latter bordered to the east by Uwharrie National Forest) and, as the Pee Dee, to form Lake Tillery and Blewett Falls Lake. The lower Pee Dee is navigable for about 90 miles (145 km).

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