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Saluda Hydro Project Factoid:

Only two bulldozers were used in the construction of the original dam, completed in 1930.

 

Study Reports

Water Quality

2007

Applications of the CE-QUAL-W2 Model For Lake Murray Relicensing Issues

2006

>Calibration of the CE-QUAL-W2 Model For Lake Murray

FISHERIES

Diadromous (Migratory) Fish

2006-2007

Lower Saluda River American Eel Survey

January 23, 2007

American Shad Telemetry Study Plan

2006

2006 American Eel Survey

2006

2006 Saluda Diadromous Fish Report

January, 2006

2005 Saluda Diadromous Fish Summary Report

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January, 2006

2005 American Eel Survey

Acrobat Required
1.8 MB

January 13, 2005

Study Plan
This plan guides efforts to document the presence/absence, abundance, distribution, other characteristics of American shad, hickory shad, blueback herring, and American eel in the Lower Saluda River


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Fish Entrainment

2007

2007 Fish Entrainment and Turbine Mortality Analysis

2006

2006 Fish Entrainment Desktop Study Plan

Mussel and Macroinvertebrate Surveys

2007

Lower Saluda Macroinvertebrate Assessment Report

2006

2006 Saluda Hydro Mussel Report

2006

2006 Freshwater Mussel Reconnaissance Survey Study Plan

2006

Macroinvertebrate Assessment of Lower Saluda River Study Plan

Meeting Notes Acrobat Required

Crayfish Studies

2005

2005 Lower Saluda River Crayfish Assessment

INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS

2007

2007 Aquatic Plant Survey Report - This report includes results from the 2007 survey of Lake Murray.

2006

2006 Hydrilla Study Report - This report includes results from the 2006 survey of Lake Murray.

2005

2005 Hydrilla Study Report - This report includes results from the 2005 survey of Lake Murray. Also includes summaries from the previous years.

2005

2005 Water Primrose Study Report - This report includes results from the 2005 Primrose survey on Lake Murray

LOWER SALUDA RIVER

November 2007

Evaluation of the Potential for a Self-Sustaining Brown and Rainbow Trout Population in the Lower Saluda River

March 2008

Instream Flow Final Report for Lower Saluda River

February 2007

>Instream Flow Study Plan for Lower Saluda River

December 2005

Final Dissolved Oxygen Summary Report

RECREATION

Recreation Management

2007

Final Downstream Recreation Flow Assessment Report

2007

Spring Use Addendum Study Report-In comments received on the draft Recreation Assessment Study Report, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT), South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), and the Saluda River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SRCTU) requested information concerning recreational use during winter/spring (January – May). This report presents additional information concerning spring use (January – May, 2006) on Lake Murray and the lower Saluda River (LSR) and identifies needs of selected recreational user groups for facilities on the LSR to support spring use.

2007

Boating Density Study Report - Boating use of Lake Murray was determined from existing aerial photographs and compared to optimal boating densities to determine an estimate of the capacity of the lake and whether the lake is currently being used at, above, or below capacity by 12 lake segments.

2007

Recreation Assessment Study Report - An assessment of existing and future recreational use, opportunities, and needs for the Saluda Project was completed in support of ongoing relicensing efforts. The assessment provides information pertinent to current and future availability and adequacy of public access at Lake Murray and the Lower Saluda River, and focuses primarily on summer season activities (late May through late September), when recreational use of public access areas is generally higher than during other times of the year.

2006

Recreation RCG Working Documents - This document pulls together the information the Recreation RCG has been working on. It includes the Work Plan, Vision Statement, Process Diagram, Solution Principles, and Standard Process Form. During the course of relicensing, this document will be updated as the RCG completes the Standard Process Form.

2006

Existing and Future Recreation Sites - This map identifies existing SCE&G Public Recreation Sites and those lands that have been set aside as future recreation lands.

2006

Final Downstream Recreation Flow Assessment Study Plan - This plan is designed to provide information pertinent to optimum and preferred flows for particular recreation activities and any public safety issues associated with recreational use of the Lower Saluda River.

2006

Recreation Interests and Issues - This document is a summary of responses from the members of the Recreation RCG that identifies recreational issues of concern for Lake Murray and the Lower Saluda River.

SAFETY

Safety Related Documents

2006

Safety RCG Work Plan - This document contains a list of identified issues, RCG responsibilities, tasks and products, and a general schedule. The Safety RCG will use this plan as it works toward a consensus-based Safety Plan.

Final Safety RCG Work Plan

2006

Fatalities on the Lower Saluda River - This document correlates fatalities on the Lower Saluda River with gauge conditions at the dam and at Riverbanks Zoo.

Fatalities on the Lower Saluda River

2006

Final Downstream Recreation Flow Assessment Study Plan - This plan is designed to provide information pertinent to optimum and preferred flows for particular recreation activities and any public safety issues associated with recreational use of the Lower Saluda River.

2006

Safety Related Organizations and Responsibilities - This document is a summary of those organizations participating in the Safety RCG and identifies their responsibilities for safety on Lake Murray and the Lower Saluda River.

Safety Organizations and Responsibilities

Warning Sirens

June 24, 2004

Operational Sirens Acoustical Testing Report - this report details the acoustical testing of the Lower Saluda River Warning Siren System at the Riverbanks Zoo and Saluda Shoals locations.

Acoustical Testing Report

LAKE MURRAY WATERFOWL SURVEYS

2007-2008

Lake Murray Waterfowl Surveys Conducted by Savannah River Ecology during Winter 2007-2008

Meeting Notes Acrobat Required

2006-2007

Lake Murray Waterfowl Aerial Surveys Report

Meeting Notes Acrobat Required

2006

Lake Murray Wintering Waterfowl Surveys Study Plan

Meeting Notes Acrobat Required

THREATENED & ENDANGERED SPECIES

Shortnose Sturgeon

2007

2007 Shortnose Sturgeon Report

October 28, 2005

Saluda Shortnose Sturgeon Study Plan

Saluda Shortnose Sturgeon Study Plan Final

Wood Stork

2006

Summary Report - The final report summarizing the 2006 Lake Murray Wood Stork Surveys.

2006

Monthly Observations -
These are brief summaries of individual aerial surveys that are being conducted according to the study plan.

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December 2005

Summary Report - The final report summarizing the 2005 Lake Murray Wood Stork Surveys.

August 29, 2005

South Carolina Wood Stork Surveys - A summary report of Wood Stork Surveys performed from 1981 through 2005, issued by SCDNR.

2005

Monthly Observations -
These are brief summaries of individual aerial surveys that are being conducted according to the study plan.

FEB 2005

MAR 2005

APRIL 2005

MAY 2005

JUNE 2005

JULY 2005

AUG 2005

SEPT 2005

OCT 2005

NOV 2005

December 14, 2004

Study Plan -
This plan includes a summary of existing data, study methodology, and schedule.

Acrobat Required
633 KB

August 27, 2004

Aerial Survey Trip Report -
Summary of observations from an aerial reconnaissance survey.


576 KB

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