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 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.
Lake Greenwood spans 3 counties, Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry and encompasses a total of 11,400 acres.
Approximately 22 miles long.
Approximately 70' at the deepest point.
439'is the "full pool" mark on Lake Greenwood.
Lake Greenwood is closely monitored and managed by Lake Greenwood Management under Federally mandated guidelines. Lake Greenwood has a "rule curve" that is closely followed each year beginning the end of October and continuing until January (in increments) for a total of approximately 4' from the lakes normal "full pool" level of 439'.
The primary purpose is for flood control. Since Lake Greenwood is fed by rivers extending far into the mountains weather conditions and rainfall amounts can have a far-reaching affect on our water levels. This 90 day time frame is the perfect opportunity for residents to build docks, do repairs or install seawalls.
In short--NO.The recent record breaking rainfall amounts have shown Lake Greenwood to be well monitored and maintained.
This is determined on a case by case basis. There are a few instances in which flood insurance may be necessary.
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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.