Lake Murray


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Chapin woman finds alligator in backyard koi pond near Lake Murray


Date: 1/17/2019 8:59:00 AM

Donna Faircloth has been a Chapin resident since 1972. Her house on Jake Meetze Road is not lakefront property, although there are many houses nearby that are. Some people have claimed to see alligato

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Heavy rainfall delays Lake Murray drawdown


Date: 1/8/2019 2:35:00 PM

The heavy rains that fell in the Midlands over the past few months have caused a delay in the drawdown of Lake Murray. SCE&G usually draws down the lake every winter, releasing water into the Lower Sa

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Heavy rainfall delays Lake Murray water-level drawdown


Date: 1/8/2019 12:55:00 PM

Significant rainfall during the last few months and other constraints on the lower Saluda River are delaying a water-level reduction of Lake Murray. The drawing down of the lake was scheduled to reach

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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George B. Kelley


Date: 12/15/2018 10:16:00 PM

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Irmo, SC before moving to NC in 2017 where he attended Holly Springs United Methodist. A Celebration of Life will be held January 5, 2018 at 10:30 a

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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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