Lake Moultrie

SOUTH CAROLINA


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73.64 FEET
12/2/2016
Full Pool: 75.5
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The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 10/31/2016 9:10:00 PM

It’s about a 2-hour run from where the Elite anglers launched to the Cooper River, where Martens chose to chase bass in channels around abandoned rice fields. You have to navigate the Intracoastal Waterway, several no-wake zones and Charleston Harbor

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Isle of Palms inks ban on food trucks

Mourtrie News

Date: 10/29/2016 6:34:00 AM

The city awarded another $127,000 emergency contract to Ashridge/Lake Moultrie for emergency beach scraping. The scraped sand was used to build protective dunes in front of properties at either end of the island the storm most dramatically damaged the dunes

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From landfill to 'Lorelei,' get a sneak peek at the new Laurel Island

ABCNews4

Date: 10/21/2016 5:32:00 PM

Residents can get a peek at fresh designs for what could become of Laurel Island. The so-called Lorelei Project would be developed just off the Cooper River along the upper portion of the peninsula. This project will transform 160 acres on Laurel Island in

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'Spirits in the Night' to benefit art center in Bedminster

New Jersey Hills

Date: 10/18/2016 3:38:00 PM

Exclusively showcasing local New Jersey companies, vendors participating include: 902 Brewing Company, Beach Haus Brewery, Claremont Distillery, Cooper River Distillers, Heathermeade Distillers, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Jersey Artisan Distilling

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Hurricane Matthew forcing thousands to evacuate SC coast

WSOC-TV

Date: 10/5/2016 3:49:00 PM

South of Pimlico Blvd from its intersection with Cypress Gardens Rd through to its end. The area east of Wappaoolah Plantation and west of the Cooper River, north of Pimlico Blvd and south of Mepkin Abbey. Southeast of the railroad tracks from the Cooper

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• River: Santee River
• Length: 210 Miles
• Surface Area: 60,400 Acres
• Volume: 1,425,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 19 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 75 feet
Lake Moultrie is the 3rd largest lake in South Carolina at 60,400 acres. The lake is 14-miles across at its widest point with the open water varying in depth from 10-feet to 30-feet deep. Lake Moultrie is suitable for pleasure boaters and fisherman alike. Significant aquatic vegetation growth provides habitat for largemouth bass, pickerel, bream, and many other species.

Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion make up the Santee Cooper Reservoir. Lake Moultrie is the smallest of the two impoundments. Aquatic vegetation is present in backwater sloughs and in the 900-acre Hatchery section of the lake. Originally constructed to be a separate impoundment within Lake Moultrie, the remnants of the Hatchery dike still provide enough shelter to allow significant aquatic vegetation growth that provides habitat for largemouth bass, pickerel, bream, and many other species.

Most of Lake Moultrie, unlike Lake Marion, was timbered before impoundment. However, caution is urged when navigating in shallow water on Lake Moultrie, as many submerged stumps are present on its gently sloping shorelines.

Once away from the shoreline, the stump hazards decrease and the majority of Lake Moultrie is suitable for pleasure boaters and fisherman alike. Much of the open water varies in depth from 10-feet to 30-feet deep, as numerous underwater humps and contour breaks exist throughout the lake. The lake is 14-miles across at its widest point, and a marked navigational channel runs from Pinnopolis Dam to the Diversion Canal.

Constructed in the Cooper River Drainage, over half of Lake Moultrie's shoreline is contained within a network of dams and dikes. This depression era electrification project was originally designed to route the Santee River flow down the Cooper River. However, since 1985 flow has been re-diverted to the Santee River through an Army Corp of Engineers canal and hydroelectric dam located near the town of St. Stephen.

The closure of Lake Marion Dam in 1941 trapped a founding population of striped bass and a thriving population developed in the reservoir. Investigations of this population first demonstrated that striped bass could complete its life cycle entirely in freshwater.

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