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Lakes in SC, NC, GA make 'Bassmaster' list of Best Bass Lakes


Date: 6/23/2016 2:55:00 AM

The Santee Cooper lakes were ranked number one on Bassmaster’s list for the Southeast Division. Lake Murray and Lake Hartwell also made the list, at number 10 and 22 respectively. Below is the full list of Bassmaster’s top Southeast Division lakes

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Watch: Lake Murray Boat Parade, Set Sail

ABC Columbia

Date: 6/17/2016 8:09:00 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to set sail on Lake Murray for the Annual 4th of July Boat Parade and Fireworks celebration. The event, sponsored by Lake Murray Country Visitors Center, will be held on Saturday, July 2nd. Organizers are welcoming you to

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Watch pro wakeboarders throw their best tricks this weekend at Lake Murray

The State South Carolina's Homepage

Date: 6/14/2016 1:24:00 PM

A birthday present for a 13-year-old wakeboarder evolved into what some call the biggest watersports event on Lake Murray. The S.C. Rough Riders will host the 11th annual Weekend With The Pros on Lake Murray next weekend. Not only can boaters watch

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Columbia outdoors calendar, June 5 and beyond

The State South Carolina's Homepage

Date: 6/4/2016 9:40:00 PM

Catch-and-release tournament includes fish caught from Lake Murray dam to Shandon rapid only. No live bait – lures only. Registration is $25 at 208 Candi Lane. Proceeds will be divided among the angler with the longest-measured correctly presented

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Families Celebrate Memorial Day on Lake Murray


Date: 5/31/2016 12:17:00 AM

Lexington, SC (WLTX)- Many midlands families were on Lake Murray Monday, celebrating the Memorial Day Holiday. While barbecuing, swimming and being with family, both children and adults took the time to honor the veterans and remember the real reason for

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• Surface Area: 48,000 Acres
Lake Murray is approx. 48,000 acres in size with 500 miles of shoreline. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of water sports. Best known for its largemouth bass and striped bass fishery, other popular gamefish include bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie and catfish. Public access includes 11 boat ramps and 8 pier/bank locations; 24 fish attractor sites are maintained by the SC DNR, (the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources).

Lake Murray was impounded in the late 1920's to provide hydroelectric power to the state of South Carolina. Lake Murray is fed by the Saluda River, which flows from upstate South Carolina near the North Carolina state line. The Saluda Dam (officially the Dreher Shoals Dam) was an engineering feat at the time of its construction. The dam, using the native red clay soil and bedrock, was the largest earthen dam in the world when it was completed in 1930. Lake Murray itself is named after the project's chief engineer, William S. Murray. The Saluda Dam is approximately 1.5 miles long and 220 feet high. Lake Murray is 41 miles long, and 14 miles wide at its widest point. At the time when the lake was finished, it was the world's largest man-made reservoir.

Since its construction, Lake Murray has been the focal point of the region. Many different communities in four counties are all tied to the lake, and the local history has as much to do with the lake as the lake has to do with the local history. Considering Lake Murray now covers an area that was once populated, the story of what lies beneath its surface is the story of Lake Murray itself.

South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, 2-2015

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