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Fireworks on the lake
Greg Young Fireworks
(Photo by Greg Young)

The site of fireworks over the Wateree Hydro Dam at Lake Wateree celebrated the lake’s 100th birthday along with America’s 243rd. Hundreds of people made their way to the lake for the Lake Wateree Association’s (LWA) annual display, moved from its normal location further north on the lake to the dam in order to celebrate the special anniversary. Crews completed the dam in October 1919, but the LWA decided to combine the birthday with the 4th of July for a spectacular event.