Lake Murray Dam: Is It Safe?

SOOTHSAYER WARNS OF STRUCTURE’S IMMINENT COLLAPSE … Remember Ben Greer?  He’s the messenger from God who tearfully went “nipple-to-nipple” with Mark Sanford back in 2013 … and then correctly predicted his congressional victory. Well Greer has another message … The Columbia, S.C. political advisor turned soothsayer says the Lake Murray Dam…


Remember Ben Greer?  He’s the messenger from God who tearfully went “nipple-to-nipple” with Mark Sanford back in 2013 … and then correctly predicted his congressional victory.

Well Greer has another message …

The Columbia, S.C. political advisor turned soothsayer says the Lake Murray Dam – a.k.a. the Dreher Shoals Dam or Saluda Dam – is in imminent danger of overflowing and collapsing, causing widespread death and disaster.

Is he correct? Not according to the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD).

Take a look …

And not according to SCANA – the utility which manages the dam.

SCEMD officials have repeatedly assured the public of the dam’s structural integrity in the aftermath of “Floodmaggedon,” – while SCANA actually says it is reducing the amount of water that’s being released into the Saluda River.

“We’ve seen a slowdown in the amount of water flowing into Lake Murray from upstream, so we are further decreasing the amount of water we are releasing as we continue to safely and effectively manage lake levels,” the utility tweeted early Tuesday.

Constructed in 1930, the 7,800-foot long, 213-foot high earthen dam was the largest of its kind in the world at the time.  In 2005, a massive concrete dam and rock-fill embankment was constructed alongside the earthen dam in an effort to mitigate the potential effect of possible earthquakes.


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Fear-Mongering Liberals October 6, 2015 at 10:04 am

You Liberals always FEAR monger on non-threats, like Gloabal Warming or imaginary white-based Racism, while you ignore (and/or abet) murderous monsters like ISIS or Cop-Killing, Obama-fed Racists and Multi-Voters in Swing States…

By the fact FITSNews is sounding the paranoia alarm, likely means the Lake Murray Dam is the safest place on earth.

no wonder October 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

Wow! No wonder you have to post anonymously!

idcydm October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

LOL..Pot meet Kettle.

Daniel Boome October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

Thank you for the first paragraph. We didn’t realize that after all the previous times you posted that same damn thing. On your second point, you must have missed where FITS cited SCEMD saying there was no threat. I guess “no threat” is equal to “paranoia alarm” and I apparently need better reading comprehension. You are a true genius.

mamatiger92 October 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

sing along everyone…
Real Men of Genius…
Mr. Failed Political Blogger Guy

ode to mama October 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

my name was Smirks…
Fits called me a socialist…
humiliated, mamatiger92 is my new game
so damn stupid however, I can’t hide my shame

GT lives in UR mind October 6, 2015 at 11:32 am

You edited your song.Why? LMAO!

Sarah Failin October 6, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Carrying on the theme…….

Only you can see a connection between Hitler and Obama and the weather.

Background vocals: Unpopular Prick

Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 10:35 am

What, did you get the 3 for 2 vodka sale on Friday. Gluhg – gluhg – gluhg. We’re talking about a dam idiot.

Blue Moon'in with Rocky! October 6, 2015 at 10:40 am

He is not the only one( see above) that called FitsNews out on this article.

Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

He didn’t really comment on this article now did he?

just sayin October 6, 2015 at 10:50 am

‘likely means the Lake Murray Dam’

Guess he did.

Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 11:56 am

At the end of his rant? That’s like when at the end of the story about drunk Buckeye college students someone says – classes resume on Monday.

GT lives in Rocky's noggin October 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

He owns you.Give it up.

Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm

He owns his EBT card and his medicaid. Oh wait – I pay for that.

have they NO shame? October 6, 2015 at 10:39 am

lol…the delusional Global Warming clowns will make this flood the poster child of their agenda to make us all read by match light, heat by rubbing two sticks, eat garbage (see UN) and ride our bikes to work.

Good thing there a lot of guns in SC or the liberals would have turned it into LA,Ferguson or Baltimore.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 6, 2015 at 11:39 am


engineer October 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

Residents have expressed concerns about correlations between cancer and over-head electrical wires too, so what!?!
The dam can be managed and allows controlled release. It is engineered – I know that is a difficult concept in our ‘fact-free’ time. If politics would stay out of engineering less shit would happen.
Its when MBAs, lawyers and politicians take over engineering firms like Boeing, VW and General Motors that facts are suppressed for’ convenient truths’ and lofty goals.

Superfly October 6, 2015 at 10:16 am


In 2005, a seismic remediation of the Saluda Dam was completed consisting of a new
backup dam (also 213 feet high) immediately downstream of and adjacent to the original dam.

The Colonel October 6, 2015 at 10:18 am


idcydm October 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

He’ll do anything for a click.

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Col.Flagg October 6, 2015 at 10:33 am

Kinda like your hysteria over the confederate flag?

mamatiger92 October 6, 2015 at 10:33 am

for the love of God, man… let it go already

IT lives! :) October 6, 2015 at 10:43 am

Damn.I thought you drowned? Carry on.

Pogo Wants People Dead October 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

What a sick little fuck.

mamatiger92 October 6, 2015 at 11:46 am

Ignore him. He’s just a bitter, old troll.

God October 6, 2015 at 11:48 am

Flip plays a dangerous game. I’ll take care of that soon enough.

flip October 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Send Boz some super glue for his tent before you take care of me.

what's that smell,mama? October 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

ha ha…that from a stink ass, femi-nazi witch who underwent a transgender blog ‘persona’ operation….flipping from Smirks to mamatiger92. :)

What's In A Name? October 6, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Much like your butt bud Emily Peterkin?

God Bless Nikki Haley October 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

I’m so glad that Haley could show unity for the SC community by calling for the flag’s removal. The fact that it came from a Republican really raises my hope for our state, that all sides can come together and agree on something so important and great. Good for everyone involved! God bless SC! God bless America!

staffer October 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm

We MUST have a telethon for you.

Will Folks aka Sic October 6, 2015 at 2:23 pm

LOLz. Me and Dabo.

easterndumbfuckistan October 6, 2015 at 10:20 am

Short of a MAJOR earthquake Dreher Shoals Dam isn’t going anywhere. Even if it did there is a secondary dam to catch it. I no idea what the actual odds of both of them failing are but it has to be very close to zero. The statistical odds on Dreher Shoals Dam (Just the original dam)failing is 1 chance in 80,000 years or something ridiculous like that.

Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 10:36 am

Have to agree with Colonel here. Doubt there’s much chance this dam fails. Now, back to watching ponds in Forest Acres empty out – yippie.

Taking GT's advice, R U? October 6, 2015 at 11:08 am

Sounds like GT said it first. You are following his lead, right? Not the Col. who is also following GT,. Or the one you call GT.

CHECKMATE! October 6, 2015 at 11:24 am

Rocky’s head is spinning! :)

MSM FITS October 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

Sensationalized, fearmongering bullshit? Wow. What a shame.

euwe max October 6, 2015 at 12:07 pm

…”is it safe?”

Squishy123 October 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

“This town needs an enema!!!”

Bible Thumper October 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Yes. Dam it!

Well Damn October 6, 2015 at 2:04 pm

I do not know who the hell Ben Greer is, but isn’t this the same as screaming fire in a crowded movie theater?

Mayor T-Bone Shitwater October 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm

You have my every assurance that the dam is safe.


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