Dominion Energy temporarily lowering water levels upstream of Stevens Creek Dam for maintenance

CAYCE, S.C., August 6, 2020 – Dominion Energy is temporarily lowering water levels on the Stevens Creek Reservoir along the Savannah River this summer. The drawdown is needed for scheduled maintenance on the dam.

Starting this week, the water will be lowered as much as 2 feet below the normal operating range for a contractor to install new equipment on the Stevens Creek Dam. The maintenance work will reinforce the dam’s safety and efficiency.

Dominion Energy expects to complete the work by January 2021, weather permitting. The company is dedicated to completing the project as quickly as possible, while ensuring minimal impact to recreational users.

Although the public will continue to have access to the river, boaters and swimmers should remember that lower water levels will result in exposed underwater hazards.

To check current water levels at the Stevens Creek dam throughout the process, visit the U.S. Geological Survey.

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