SCE&G releasing water from Lake Murray, anticipating Hurricane Irma

Swollen Congaree River from the Gervais Street Bridge in the flood of 2015. Lake Murray empties into the river.

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s potential impact on South Carolina, SCE&G is taking steps to manage Lake Murray water levels.

The company has begun operating its Saluda Hydroelectric generating plant, which releases water from the lake into the Lower Saluda River.
Lake Murray is currently at elevation 356.2 feet. The lake level is available online at About Lake Murray.

Area residents and recreational lake and river users are advised to use caution, as lake levels and river flows could continue to fluctuate before, during and after the storm’s potential impact on the Midlands.

“We will continue to monitor the storm’s potential path and impact on Lake Murray throughout the storm, and we’ll adjust as necessary,” said Jim Landreth, SCE&G’s Vice President of Fossil Hydro Operations.

SCE&G encourages customers to look for storm updates and safety tips on the company’s social media channels – on Twitter @scegnews and Facebook at www.facebook.com/scegnews.

 

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 718,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 362,000 customers in 35 counties in the state. SCE&G releasing water from Lake Murray, anticipating Hurricane Irma

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