Lake Murray

SOUTH CAROLINA


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357.78 FEET
7/17/2018
Full Pool: 360.0
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This floating music festival on Lake Murray benefits children's research hospitals

The State

Date: 7/10/2018 10:44:00 AM

Want to stay cool in the lake and hear reggae artists perform at the same time? Reggaetronic Music Festival — an all-day floating musical event — returns to Lake Murray for its sixth year showcasing n

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Shrimp cocktails? Smoked brisket? On the menu at new restaurant near Lake Murray

The State

Date: 7/6/2018 10:39:00 AM

Here's one more reason why you should explore the area around Lake Murray for your dining needs — Michael Fusco is opening a new restaurant, d.w. Fusco's, at 2914 Dreher Shoals Road. The official open

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43 places to visit in South Carolina this summer

WFAA

Date: 7/6/2018 2:20:00 AM

And it isn't the only option. There's also 25 Drive In, located at 3109 Highway 25 South in Greenwood. Head down to Lake Murray to view the purple martins this summer. Every year millions of birds mig

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43 places to visit in South Carolina this summer

KVUE

Date: 7/6/2018 2:20:00 AM

And it isn't the only option. There's also 25 Drive In, located at 3109 Highway 25 South in Greenwood. Head down to Lake Murray to view the purple martins this summer. Every year millions of birds mig

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Hundreds Celebrate Fourth Of July At Lake Murray

WLTX

Date: 7/4/2018 4:39:00 PM

Lexington, SC (WLTX) - Crowds gathered on Lake Murray to cool off and cook out while celebrating America’s Independence. Thousands of guests visited the lake and partook in what many of them say has b

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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.



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South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, 2-2015

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