Lake Murray

Drawdown Period ends, refilling of Lake Murray to raise water levels

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)—Lake levels will soon change at Lake Murray. According to officials with SCE&G, they will begin refilling Lake Murray as the scheduled drawdown period ends. Officials say on Friday, February 1, the lake level will slowly rise and is expected to return to its normal elevation of 358 feet by spring. In a release, SCE&G officials said, “With the…

Dinner with a view: ‘Dine on The Dam’ set for next year

Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Ready to Dine on The Lake Murray Dam? This week the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce announced plans for ‘Dining on the Dam.’ It is set for April 17, 2019. Organizers say Dining on the Dam will feature dishes that incorporate certified SC grown products and views of beautiful Lake Murray. Tickets can be purchased for $99…

Lake Murray Boat Parade to celebrate the 4th early

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– You don’t have to wait until next week to celebrate Independence Day. Lake Murray Country Visitor’s Center has a big event this weekend. At Lake Murray Saturday, you can get a jump start on your 4th of July festivities. Lake Murray Country is hosting its 30th Annual Celebration with a Boat parade at noon Saturday at Bomb…

Update: Day Two in the Search for Missing Swimmer on Lake Murray

IRMO, SC (WOLO)–Happening right now on Lake Murray, day two of the search for a possible missing swimmer. Authorities say they responded to the Lake Murray Marina Sunday afternoon for a reported “drowning incident.” Acording to deputies, witnesses said a 47-year old man jumped into the water at the marina and did not resurface. SC DNR is leading the search….

Music Festival on Water: Thousands Expected for Drift Jam

LAKE MURRAY, S.C. (WOLO) – Organizers for this weekend’s Drift Jam floating music festival at Lake Murray say they expect upwards of 10,000 people to attend. Event organizer Doug Gainey says they’ve been working with law enforcement for months to make sure everyone stays safe. Gainey called Drift Jam the “world’s largest floating concert.” The event is free, but donations are encouraged….