CAYCE, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2019) – SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will begin refilling Lake Murray as the scheduled drawdown period ends. Starting Friday, Feb. 1, the lake level will slowly rise and is expected to return to its normal elevation of 358 feet by spring.
“With the amount of rainfall we had over the last two months, combined with periods of freezing temperatures, we were successful in accomplishing our goals for this drawdown,” said Jim Landreth, vice president of Fossil and Hydro Plant Operations. “The freezing temperatures helped reduce the presence and retard the growth of the nuisance aquatic vegetation and the heavy rainfall helped scour the shallow coves. While our goal is to return the lake to the 358-foot elevation range as soon as possible, timing will depend on the weather. We want everyone living and working around the lake to be aware of rising water levels and take the necessary safety precautions.”
Lake Murray was lowered to an elevation near the 350-foot range to protect the long-term water quality of the lake. As a secondary benefit to periodic drawdowns, residents and businesses have an opportunity to perform necessary dock repairs or shoreline improvements. For more information, please call SCE&G Lake Management at 803-217-9221.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 728,000 customers in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 374,000 customers throughout the state.
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Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.