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Santee Cooper announces operating hours for Pinopolis Lock


MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper has announced 2015 operating hours for the Pinopolis Lock at the Jefferies Hydroelectric Station on Lake Moultrie. Effectively immediately, the lock will be operated from 6:30 a.m. (or 30 minutes after dawn, whichever is later), to 5 p.m. for the spring boating season.

Beginning in mid-April, the lock will be operated from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (or 30 minutes before dusk, whichever is earlier) for the summer boating season. New 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. Occasionally, it is necessary to take the lock out of service for periodic maintenance or repair.  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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