SCE&G to reopen spill gate Friday at noon, as lake level is high

Flooding of Saluda River Friday morning, at Quail Hollow in West Columbia.

At 8:30 p.m. Thursday SCE&G announced that it would completely close a spill gate “Due to continued reductions to inflows into Lake Murray.”

Photo of Lake Murray on SCE&G Facebook Page.

But at 9 a.m. Friday, SCE&G announced “Due to continued inflows into Lake Murray overnight, SCE&G will be reopening one spill gate at the Saluda Hydro facility. SCE&G has notified emergency officials and will continue management of the lake by opening the one spill gate at noon (Friday) releasing up to an additional 18,000 (Cubic Feet per Second) inflow into the Lower Saluda River. We will continue to monitor lake levels to determine if additional actions will be necessary over the next 24 hours. We advise residents to remain alert to SCE&G social media outlets, local news channels and local officials for additional information. You can find SCE&G on Twitter at @scegnews.”

Lake Murray photo on SCE&G Facebook Page.

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