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Lock closes for eclipse

Attention boaters: Pinopolis lock wil not operate during the eclipse


The Pinopolis Lock will not operate on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., the timeframe during the eclipse.

The lock, located on Lake Moultrie at the Jefferies Hydroelectric Station, will cease operations during that time for safety reasons. Digital signage at the lock will display the current operating status.

Please remember that the lock does not operate during thunderstorms or rough-water conditions. If you have a large party of boats you are encouraged to call in advance. The telephone number is 843-899-LOCK (5625).

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