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October 30, 2015Santee Dam WMA to reopen, remaining dove hunts cancelled

Santee Dam Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will reopen to the public on Oct. 30, 2015. The area was closed to the public following heavy rains and subsequent flooding in early October.

The area was flooded for several days following water releases at Wilson Dam and dove field plantings were damaged. As of Oct. 26, the flood waters have receded from the area and it is now safe to access the property. However, remaining dove hunts at this wildlife management area will be cancelled due to the loss of crops from the flooding.

Santee Dam WMA will reopen to the public on Oct. 30, 2015. Access to the property is limited to watercraft only from Borrow Pit Landing in Clarendon County or Wilsonís Landing in Berkeley County. If accessing the area from Wilsonís Landing, watercraft may not cross the boundary line below the spillway.

If any information is needed about access to the property, please contact the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Columbia office at (803) 734-3886.

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