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Lake
Lake
Moultrie is the third largest lake in South Carolina
South Carolina
covering over 60,000 acres (240 km2).

Contents

1 Location 2 Origin 3 Fishing 4 Recent news 5 See also 6 References

Location[edit]

Lake
Lake
Moultrie (bottom right) and Lake
Lake
Marion (top) from space

Lake
Lake
Moultrie is located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, is fed by Lake
Lake
Marion through a diversion canal. Nearby towns include Moncks Corner, Bonneau, Cross, and St. Stephen. Origin[edit] Lake
Lake
Moultrie was created in the early 1940s by the South Carolina Public Service Authority. Its effluent is the Cooper River, and it is dammed by the Pinopolis Dam.[1] It covers about 60,000 acres (240 km2). It was named for Governor William Moultrie.[2] Fishing[edit] Lake
Lake
Moultrie offers a varied fishing environment. There are shallow swamps, black water ponds, thousands of tree stumps and live cypress trees, as well as large open areas of water. This lake does not form ice in winter months.[3] A world record Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
weighing 58 lb (26 kg). was caught from this lake. The lake also holds the state record for Black Crappie
Black Crappie
(5 lbs).[4] Recent news[edit]

On September 16, 2007, 59-year-old Bill Hedden was snorkeling in the lake when he was attacked by a 12-foot (3.7 m), 600 lb (270 kg) alligator, which ripped off his left arm. Five nurses who were at a picnic nearby were able to stop the bleeding until help arrived. The alligator was killed and the arm recovered, but doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina
South Carolina
were not able to reattach it.[5][6] In September 2010, Maryellen Mara-Christian, a 48-year-old former bank marketing officer from Fitchburg, Mass., bagged a 13½-foot 1,025-pound alligator in Lake
Lake
Moultrie. It took about two hours to secure the gator.[7]

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lake
Lake
Moultrie.

Lake
Lake
Marion List of lakes in South Carolina

References[edit]

^ AAA Map: "North and South Carolina" ^ " Lake
Lake
Moultrie, South Carolina". SCIway.net. Retrieved 2008-05-02.  ^ "History of The Santee Cooper Lakes". American Publishing. 1997. Retrieved 2008-05-02.  ^ "Freshwater Fish Records for South Carolina". South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-05-02.  ^ CNN. "Report: Nurses on picnic help man after gator bites off arm".  ^ http://www.snopes.com/photos/gruesome/golferarm.asp ^ http://www.thetandd.com/lifestyles/recreation/hunting/article_9c7ed19a-c2bb-11df-8f53-001cc

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