It’s Back

The Union County lake that all reasonable people thought had been put to rest in 2008 is somehow, like Dracula, back from the dead. Let me refresh your memory if you’ve somehow forgotten this important environmental issue: In 2004 Union County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered into an agreement through the Planning Assistance to States program to create a feasibility study for...

No Darn Dam

There are no natural lakes in the South Carolina piedmont. Any body of water we’d call a pond or a lake or a reservoir is the result of engineering and political process. In the region where we live, nature makes rivers, but it takes money and government permits to make a lake. I prefer rivers to lakes. I understand that it’s necessary to impound water for drinking purposes, but the...

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