Lake Murray Dam

Gov. Henry McMaster signs bill to require boating safety certificate for younger boat operators

SC Gov. Henry McMaster was joined Thursday by Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, state and local law enforcement officers, state agency leaders, and members of the General Assembly for a ceremonial bill signing of S. 96, the South Carolina Boating Safety and Education bill. This legislation will make South Carolina’s waterways safer by requiring boaters born on […]

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Left turn lane from St. Andrews Road onto Lake Murray Boulevard shut down as road repair crews work in the area

Road repair crews have the left turn lane from St. Andrews Road onto Lake Murray Boulevard shut down. Motorists cannot make a left turn (toward the Lake Murray Dam) from northbound St. Andrews. The Irmo Police Department is asking drivers to please use an alternate route.Turning at Fork Avenue to Nursery Road brings an alternative […]

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Crash near Lake Murray Dam results in injuries and person being cut from damaged car

Irmo Fire District units responded to a serious vehicle collision Saturday afternoon at Lake Murray Blvd and North Lake Drive near the Lake Murray Dam. One person had to be cut out of a car. Injuries were described as “moderate” by the Irmo Fire District. Others were also injured and were transported to the hospital. […]

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A lane of Highway SC 6 over the Lake Murray Dam remains closed for repairs to walkway

SCDOT is working with Dominion Energy and other crews to make repairs to the damaged walkway over the Lake Murray Dam. For now, a portion of the walkway is closed and will remain closed until the completion of the repair. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday (June 24) the right, southbound lane of S.C. 6 […]

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Lexington mayor discusses 93-acre Smallwood Cove on Lake Murray, to include hotels, houses, retail and condos in a gated community

By Melissa Sprouse Browne – The Lake Murray Association held its quarterly meeting, Tuesday, at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church on North Lake Drive with Steve MacDougall, Mayor of the Town of Lexington. He was there to discuss the proposed mixed-use development called Smallwood Cove. It’s in the works for a high traffic area, on North […]

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Lexington side of Lake Murray Public Park opens for the season Wednesday, April 5 – See Details

The Lexington side of Lake Murray beach and recreation area  is opening for the season at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 It will be open until September 4. The park is on N. Lake Drive in Lexington, near where Corley Mill Road and N. Lake Drive meet. Dominion Energy operates the park. Here’s what you […]

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Irmo Fire District responds to boat fire at the Lake Murray Dam, Sunday

Crews from the Irmo Fire District extinguished a boat fire at the launch ramp on the Irmo side of Lake Murray Dam, Sunday afternoon. The situation was brought under control and nobody was injured. The boat ramp was opened again before firefighting crews departed from the scene.

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High water on the Congaree River overflows into cofferdam

The Congaree River at Columbia crested at just over 12 feet (several feet below official flood stage) Saturday, according to the Congaree Riverkeeper. ( Link to Congaree Riverkeeper ) The photo is from the Congaree Riverkeeper. The high water on the river resulted in the the closing of portions of Riverwalk in West Columbia and […]

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