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Santee Cooper Hosts Santee Dam Public Meeting Nov. 10


<p>Photo by Jim Huff</p>

Photo by Jim Huff

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Residents of the Santee River floodplain are invited to a public meeting at Sampit Elementary School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Santee Cooper's civil projects department will be available to share details of its Emergency Action Plan for Dam Failure and discuss emergency procedures with residents living below the Santee North Dam who could be affected in the event of a dam failure. Employees will also inform attendees of the preventative measures Santee Cooper has taken to minimize the risk of a dam failure. In addition, South Carolina Emergency Management Division personnel and representatives from the counties in the floodplain area will be available.

It is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that every five years Santee Cooper host a public meeting to share information on the Santee North Dam and the Santee River floodplain. The meeting on Nov. 10 will be held in Sampit Elementary's cafeteria. The school is located at 69 Woodland Ave., near the intersection of Saints Delight Road (US 17A/SC 41) and Pennyroyal Road in Georgetown.

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