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Wateree Dam reaches the century mark
Clyde McFadden
Clyde McFadden manages the Wateree Dam Hydro Station for Duke Energy. The dam is celebrating its 100th birthday this month and will offer free tours of the facility this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. McFadden’s ancestors settled on the Wateree River in 1754. (Salley McInerney/C-I)
In the backwoods of Kershaw County, at the corner of Buck Hill and Wateree Dam roads, a concrete building stands empty. It is painted gray. Yellow plywood covers several windows.