Lake Murray


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Sign of life: First responders connecting to the deaf and hard of hearing

Watch Fox

Date: 10/31/2016 7:42:00 PM

IRMO, SC (WACH) - First responders are faced with challenges everyday while protecting the public. A key element to that is communication, but what happens when that is limited? Dave Bitters' goal is to help bridge the gap between emergency responders and

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Bass Anglers make the Top 10

Union Daily Times

Date: 10/26/2016 6:58:00 AM

UNION COUNTY — The competitive fishing season continues to be a good one for the Union County High School Bass Anglers who defied the cold and the wind this past Saturday to turn in a strong and winning performance at Lake Murray. In a statement released

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St. John’s sees return of Apple Fest, more

Aiken Standard

Date: 10/24/2016 2:42:00 PM

Jones-Robinson has been a soloist with orchestras including the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, the Raleigh Chamber Orchestra and the Charleston Chamber Orchestra and has performed in operas such as “Riders to the Sea,” “Le nozze di Figaro” and

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Quest Pro Challenge Ready For Takeoff


Date: 10/11/2016 9:13:00 PM

The initial Quest Pro Challenge is a two-part tournament that gets under way this Sunday with a Solo Qualifier at Lake Murray in South Carolina. The event will culminate next weekend with a two-day shootout pitting the top two finishers from the Solo

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How to slam catfish on Lake Murray through October

Date: 10/7/2016 3:23:00 AM

October is a prime time to catch the grand slam of catfish — channels, blues, whites and flatheads — in a single trip to Lake Murray, according to guide Chris Simpson of Greenwood, S.C. “It’s not going to happen every day, but it’s not uncommon

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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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