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
Make your Dream a Reality! Build you dream home on this partially cleared lot with dock in place. Priced well below what Sellers originally paid in 2005. <BR>The Planta...
WOW! What a view! What a price! Build your dream lake house and boat dock on this beautiful 1.47 acre lot on Lake Greenwood! At over an acre in size, this gently sloped w...
Beautiful one owner, immaculate Canoe Bay townhome that includes media room. Also included with purchase Chaparral deck boat, golf cart, billiard table and two person sp...
Big open view on Beautiful Lake Greenwood. Lake Greenwood is 11,400 acre Lake. This lot is .73 ac with stone seawall and dock in place. This property is located in one of...
Dockable lake lot per GIS. checking with Gwd. Lake Management. This lot is about 20 minutes to Greenwood, Newberry, and Laurens.
VALUE PRICED LOT IN SUMMER POINTE! Be where some of the best views of Lake Greenwood can be found! Buy now - build your dream home later. Lot would be ideal for a walk ou...
WOW!!! STEAL THIS DEAL! Great new price for A LOT of DOCKABLE water frontage! Enjoy your lakeview and privacy on this lakefront cul-de-sac parcel with loads of water fron...