Pee Dee or Great Pee Dee, river, c.435 mi (700 km) long, rising in the Blue Ridge, W N.C., and flowing NE then SE to Winyah Bay, S.C. It is called the Yadkin until it is joined by the Uharie River W of Troy, N.C. Several hydroelectric power plants are on the river in North Carolina.
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