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
Beautiful homesite sititng perched on small hill, easy walk to water. Wide water views. This lot is minutes to Greenwood or access to Clinton area. No immediate time t...
Lakefront paradise! This beautiful well maintained home situated on large 1 acre level lot is waiting to welcome you HOME!!! As you drive down the drive you are surrounde...
Don't miss out - $79,900 for lake front property!!! Located on a wide cove but looking out onto big water and beautiful sunsets. Lot is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac ne...
NEW CONSTRUCTION, and a perfect floor plan on DEEP WATER! Great for entertaining, or a quiet night relaxing. This home boasts 4 bedrooms, a Master on the main level, two ...
Price reduced over $95,000 from original asking price! Welcome to Emerald View On Lake Greenwood. Your own private beach on some of the deepest, widest and most coveted w...
Oh my! Really priced to sell! Outstanding waterfront lot in Harborside with pier in place! Almost level lot with very gentle slope to the lake. Lot will work for most an...
So you don't want to be squeezed in--how does 2 acres of lakefront living sound? (and yes you can have a private dock!) You will get over 250' of water frontage by combin...