Dominion Energy to Release Water into Saluda River to Aid in Swift Water Rescue Training

CAYCE, S.C. — Dominion Energy will release water from Lake Murray into the lower Saluda River through the Saluda Hydroelectric Plant April 13-14, 17-19, and 27-28 to provide flows needed for the Columbia Fire Department to conduct swift water rescue training.

Water will be released each day beginning as early as 5 a.m. and continuing until as late as 5 p.m. Users of the river are advised to exercise caution during that time.

“Safety is Dominion Energy’s highest priority in all that we do,” said Jim Landreth, vice president of Fossil and Hydro Operations. “Assisting our local emergency responders in swift water rescue training is a great opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to safety, as the work of first responders is vital to the communities we serve.”

Flows for these releases will be in the yellow range, as described on the Saluda River webpage located at The webpage provides information on current and planned releases from the Saluda Hydroelectric Plant. It also features, as nearly as possible, real-time flow conditions on the river as well as links to helpful resources from the U.S. Geological Survey, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and American Whitewater.

Residents can also subscribe to an automated phone messaging system alerting them when the plant is releasing water. Go to, click the “register now” link and follow the instructions.

About SCE&G
Based in Cayce, S.C., South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy. The regulated public utility is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 731,000 customers in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 379,000 customers throughout the state. Please visit to learn more.

About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. Please visit to learn more.


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