Lake Murray Dam

Man dies in Lake Murray tubing accident and a body is recovered from drowning 2 weeks ago

A 35-year-old man riding on a tube behind a boat was killed after he hit a watercraft on Lake Murray, Saturday. The incident happened near Dreher Island State Park around 2:30 p.m., according to the SC Department of Natural Resources. The man was being pulled on a tube behind a jet ski, when he hit […]

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Dive teams search for missing swimmer near Lake Murray dam

Divers searched Lake Murray for a missing swimmer on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The dive teams searched an area near the Lake Murray dam following a call before noon on Friday regarding the missing man. West Columbia Police, the Irmo Fire District, and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, and the SC Department of Natural Resources […]

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Saluda River water level rising with Lake Murray drawdown

Lake Murray is releasing a significant amount of water from the dam over a 12-hour period beginning. Expect to see a noticeable increase in water levels along the Lower Saluda River, and the Congaree River. The West Columbia Fire Department announced the lake draw-down and said the river flow will increase with the water release. […]

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Public beach, boat access to Lake Murray to open Wednesday, by Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy will open its public parks on the Lexington and Irmo sides of the Lake Murray dam for the 2022 recreation season beginning Wednesday. The beach and recreation area on the Lexington side (near the dam) will remain open through Sept. 5. Parking fees for all vehicles on both sides will be $5, with […]

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Irmo man dies in multi-vehicle crash on Lake Murray Dam, Friday

Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the individual who died in a multiple-vehicle accident in the 1800 block of N. Lake Drive shortly at approximately 6:45 p.m. Friday. According to Fisher, Mr. David E. Burk, 52, of Irmo who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision, was pronounced dead at the […]

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Dominion’s Lake Murray Dam sirens test is Tuesday

Don’t be alarmed if you hear an alarm, Tuesday. Dominion Energy will conduct its annual test of the Lake Murray Dam alert Tuesday at noon.The siren tests are part of Dominion’s plan to monitor and maintain the dam. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes. The siren system includes ten rotating sirens that are […]

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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating a death

A death investigation is underway in the 300 block of Newpark Place, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday morning about 9:45 a.m. It is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public, according to the LCSD. Newpark Place is between N. Lake Drive and St. Andrews Road on the Irmo side […]

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