Lake Whelchel Temporary Closing

Lake Whelchel will close to boating and fishing for approximately 3 weeks, beginning Monday July 29, 2019 to treat for algae Earlier this month, as part of our ongoing daily sampling and testing of water in Lake Whelchel, an unusually large concentration of blue-green algae was found in the lake. The presence of algae is not unusual this time of year, especially since this winter was wet and temperatures this summer have been hot. Recently, a type of algae that occurs in fresh water and flourishes in Florida’s spring-fed waters has been detected.

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Recently the South Carolina Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation that provides for an entity undertaking a new transportation system improvement project to bear the cost related to relocating water and sewer lines. This requirement is especially important to small towns and other public utilities with less than 10,000 customers because it allows for payment of 100% of the cost that has historically been the responsibility of our small community systems.

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01.01.1970

Lake Whelchel will close to boating and fishing for approximately 3 weeks, beginning Mo...

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01.01.1970

Recently the South Carolina Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation that...

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