Lake Murray

SOUTH CAROLINA


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356.43 FEET
7/25/2016
Full Pool: 360.0
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Red River band camp closes out summer activites

Ardmoreite

Date: 7/14/2016 7:10:00 AM

One beat. One rhythm. One week. One Red River Camp. The Red River Drum and Auxiliary Camp was held at Lake Murray State Park this week, welcoming students from across the state to refine their skills, meet new friends and to install fundamentals and

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5 favorite places for ice cream treats in Columbia

The State South Carolina's Homepage

Date: 7/12/2016 8:37:00 PM

Here are five local options: PEANUT MAN offers hand-scooped Hershey’s ice cream in 16 flavors at three of its four locations: the Vista, Ballentine and Lake Murray (beside Liberty on the Lake). The homemade waffle cones are popular – especially when

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4th of July Boat Parade Winners

LakeMartin.com

Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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Glorious Fourth: Fireworks to light skies across Carolinas

FOX Carolina

Date: 7/4/2016 4:13:00 AM

In South Carolina there are major displays over Lake Murray, in North Charleston and at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. Fireworks are also planned at the popular Broadway at the Beach shopping and dining complex in Myrtle Beach. Fire crews responded to

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Behind the scenes of Lake Murray Fireworks Show - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Live 5 WCSC

Date: 7/2/2016 5:17:00 PM

It's South Carolina's largest Fourth of July fireworks show that is able to be seen miles away. But we wanted to get a little closer -- closer than we've ever been before. It takes 1,800 shells and 800 hours of labor, on top of the year of planning, that

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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.



Credits:
South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, 2-2015

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