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...GCOLUMBIA - South Carolina Electric & Gas is denying claims it illegally discharged arsenic and other contaminants into the Wateree River near Columbia.The utility wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in January by the Catawba Riverkeeper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-06-15/across-region
Fish passage at New Savannah Bluff Dam studied

...from the sea at Charleston and made their way up the Cooper River, through both Santee lakes and eventually into the Wateree River. One was found just below Wateree Dam and the other near U.S. Highway 1 a short distance downstream.Post said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-08-27/fish-passage-new-savannah-bluff-d
River that states share called 'most endangered'

...considers it threatened by potential overuse and the region's persistent drought. American Rivers put the Catawba-Wateree River at the top of its top 10 list for 2008. It's the latest bit of bad news for the 300-mile river, which is also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/17/met_195376.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...segment of the cross-state Palmetto Trail is set to open in Sumter County in December, clearing a path from the Wateree River to the Intracoastal Waterway north of Charleston. The 9-mile stretch goes through Poinsett State Park and will officially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/29/met_102373.shtml
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Missing SC toddler's body found

...whether her body was found in the river or on land.Natalie was last seen about 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in the Wateree River.Authorities say the Lugoff girl was swimming on the riverbank near a boat dock with relatives. Natalie's grandmother...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-06-26/missing-sc-toddlers-body-fou
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SC loses round in high court water fight with NC

...North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wanted McMaster to agree to let the dispute be settled by the Catawba-Wateree River Basin Advisory Committee - a river commission already appointed by both states - rather than the courts. McMaster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/21/met_564015.shtml
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...low-income families. Man's body is pulled from Wateree River COLUMBIA - The body of a Lugoff man has been pulled from the Wateree River in Kershaw County, the Natural Resources Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/19/met_459028.shtml
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Trail building slowed by legal battles

...an abandoned railroad trestle. The $170,000 project, including boardwalks added to eight wooden trestles in the Wateree River flood plain, began in December. "Mile for mile, this is probably the most expensive piece of the Palmetto Trail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/17/met_440178.shtml
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Guards catch two fleeing inmates

REMBERT, S.C. -- Two inmates seen running away from the Wateree River Correctional Institution were recaptured before they could even get off the 5,000-acre facility. Fred Jenkins, 18, of Sumter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/29/met_257588.shtml
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Wife convinced bones in woods belong to husband

...veteran, was last seen July 30 when he went to see a job counselor. His car was discovered the next day under the Wateree River bridge in Richland County. A hunter found the remains Sunday near the county line, Mr. Pellicci said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/04/met_246473.shtml
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