Lake Greenwood,a man-made lake was created between 1935 and 1940 by the construction of the Buzzard's Roost Dam near Chappels, SC. It provides power to the Greenwood area through its three turbines each driving a 5 megawatt AC generator. One of the most frequent topics of discussion with newcomers to the area is water depth and water levels on Lake Greenwood.
FAQ's About Lake Greenwood Water Levels
How large is Lake Greenwood?
Lake Greenwood spans 3 counties, Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry and encompasses a total of 11,400 acres.
How long is the lake?
Approximately 22 miles long.
How deep is Lake Greenwood?
Approximately 70' at the deepest point.
What is the high water mark for Lake Greenwood?
439'is the "full pool" mark on Lake Greenwood.
Does the water level stay consistent?
Lake Greenwood is closely monitored and managed by Lake Greenwood Management under Federally mandated guidleines. Lake Greenwood has a federally mandated "draw-down" each year and is a total of approximately 4' from the lakes normal "full pool" level of 439'. This period begins and ends on the same dates every year and is done in the fall and winter months when activity around the lake is at a minimum.
Why is the "draw-down necessary?
The primary purpose is for flood control. Since Lake Greenwood is fed by rivers extending into the mountains weather conditions and rainfall amounts can have a far-reaching affect on our water levels.
Has the lake ever flooded?
Is flood insurance required?
Not on Lake Greenwood property in general. There are a few instances in which flood insurance may be necessary but based on our experience those instances are rare.
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Lake Greenwood has something for every budget. From $100,000 getaway cabins to million dollar luxury homes. The properties below represent a few of Lake Greenwood's most recent listings. Check back often or set up your account and let us be your eyes and ears to the area.
Most Recent Listings
Come home to Summer Pointe! Fantastic Lake lot with Seawall and Dock already in place! All underground utilities including public water, sewer and natural gas. This commu...
EXPERIENCE LAKE GREENWOOD LIVING FOR YOURSELF!! Beautiful Custom Built 3 Bdr 3 Bath Brick Home w/ approx 2663 Heated Square Footage.<br> 185' feet of Breathtaking YEAR ...
Located in Beautiful Grand Harbor, golf, lake, many amenities, lake front, not dockable.
Come Home to Summer Pointe on beautiful 11,400 acre Lake Greenwood! This newer and quickly developing subdivision is located on a stunning point, on some of the most pris...
Rare find! Double lot 143' on the water, super view! Grand Harbor amenities.
Build your dream home in this beautiful gated community on Lake Greenwood! This is a wooded 1.13 acre lot with 130 feet of lake frontage on open water. Located in the sou...
Secluded lake front home with privacy on ALL sides!! You must see to appreciate this brand new home complete with all the modern conveniences you would want in a home. Lo...