Officials: 18 dams being monitored, 9 breached, 1 intentionally breached

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — In a Facebook post by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division on Tuesday morning, officials say they are closely monitoring 18 dams in the state.

Nine of those 18 dams have breached or failed completely and one was intentionally breached to relieve pressure on it.

The breached/failed dams are:

  • Lexington County: Old Mill Pond, Gibson Pond Dam and Barr Lake Dam
  • Lee County: Clyburn Dam
  • Richland County: Upper Rocky Creek/North Lake Dam and Carys Lake Dam
  • Fort Jackson: Semmes Lake Dam
  • Aiken County: Corbett Lake

Beaver Dam/Boyd’s Pond#2/Wildwood Pond #2 in Richland County was intentionally breached for a controlled release.

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