Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lake Murray e-Book

Mel Coker's Lake Murray eBook

Please check out my new Lake Murray Guide in e-Book format. You will find interesting Lake Murray information along with some great pictures. CLICK on the ebook below to open in full screen mode and then "turn" the pages to read.
"Issuu Lake Murray e-Book" link:
PDF format:

Mel Coker

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lake Murray Lake Level Update

April 23rd update - Lake Murray level & temp:
Lake Level: 358.60
Top Water Temperature: 61.9 degrees

Previous (March 31st):
Lake level: 358.63
Water Temp: 55.9

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Ready for Boating Season on Lake Murray?

Boating Season is about to start on Lake Murray!

Warm weather brings an increased level of boating traffic on Lake Murray. Are you ready for fun? Is your boat equipped for safety? Do you know boating basics and laws for operating a boat safely?

Nationally, over 69% of all fatal boating accident victims drowned. Of those who drowned, over 89% of the victims were not wearing a life jacket. Over 83% of the boaters who drowned were using boats less than 26 feet in length. Consistent with previous years, 75% of reported fatalities occurred on boats where the operator had not received boating safety instruction.

Did you know? Only 7 states have a higher number of boats registered than South Carolina? South Carolina's Number of Deaths per 100,000 Registered Boats is lower than the national average? (2.3 vs. 5.3)

Links for more South Carolina Boating information:
The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities
South Carolina Online Boating Safety Course and Exam
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Boating in South Carolina
Check a Watercraft/Motor Status

Check the weather:
Lake Murray Weather Station
Mel Coker's Columbia Weather Page

Boating Safety:
Lake Murray Power Squadron Boat Smart Course
National Safe Boating Council
Safe Boating Campaign
Boating Safety - U.S. Coast Guard
FloatPlan Central
2007 Boating Accident Statistics (read this!)