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5:27 am on Monday August 20, 2012

Teen dies after storm on Lake Marion

Image by Flickr user CyberMacs The storm that rolled across the Charleston area early Sunday afternoon also hit Lake Marion were a boat with six people on board began taking on water. Eventually that boat began to sink and the passengers attempted...
6:29 am on Monday September 20, 2010

A ton (literally) of gator pulled from South Carolina lakes last week (w/video)

Flickr user http2007 Two alligators, weighing in at a combined total of 1,652 pounds, were pulled out of two South Carolina lakes over the past five days. (video below) It started with Mary Ellen Mara-Christian, who was alligator hunting on Lake...
11:18 am on Tuesday July 6, 2010

Photos from Camp Happy Days

Image by Camp Happy Days Every year for one week Camp Happy Days lets kids with cancer and their siblings forget about the cancer and just remember having fun as kids. Well The Post and Courier dropped by this camp on the edge of Lake Marion and has...
8:31 am on Thursday October 1, 2009

Santee Cooper plans aerial spraying to fight invasive lilies

Image by USGSImage by 20091001-usgs.jpg Santee Cooper will be spraying 350 acres of Lake Marion with an herbicide to slow the spread of an invasive lilly from Asia. Here are details; from a press release: Santee Cooper plans to treat areas of Lake...
3:25 am on Monday June 15, 2009

At long last: Drought ends, waters return to Lake Moultrie

Image by S.C. DNRImage by 20090615-lake.jpg Lake Marion was less lake-y back in October 2007. For the first time in more than three years, South Carolina is officially, 100% drought free and, best yet, foot-upon-foot of water has filled lakes Marion...
12:39 pm on Sunday September 21, 2008

Where have the bass gone?

Image by Flickr user tedkerwinImage by 20080921striperfish.jpg Where's the fish? The striped bass has become conspicuously missing in lakes Marion and Moultrie, despite stocking some 2 million young fish a year, and rumors are swirling as to why....
3:18 pm on Thursday July 24, 2008

It's not just droughts that threaten the future of Charleston's water supply

Image by SC Department of Natural ResourcesImage by 20080724lakelevel.jpg Water that goes on forever, or an end in sight? It's hard to tell. Even after the recent low lake levels, Charleston's water sources still feel nearly infinite. Sure, Atlanta...
9:24 pm on Friday July 11, 2008

Decades old barges to be removed from lake

Image by S.C. Department of Natural ResourcesImage by 20080712barges.jpg The deteriorated barges will be removed, in part because of fears their metal rods could be a safety hazard. [gmap markers=blue::33.50162786625269,-80.46062707901001 |zoom=8 |...
8:10 pm on Friday July 11, 2008

Area lakes getting shortchanged

Image by S.C. Department of Natural ResourcesImage by 20080712drought.jpg Lake Moultrie in October 2007, when the area was struck by a record-breaking drought. We've been getting a fair amount of rain in recent days, so water levels at Lakes Marion...
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