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Dominion Energy South Carolina will schedule the annual testing of its Lake Murray Dam inundation sirens Tuesday at noon.

Iris Griffin, vice president, Power Generation for Dominion Energy South Carolina, said the siren tests help ensure the company is prepared for highly unlikely events as they monitor and maintain the dam.

The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes, and the inundation siren system includes 10 rotating sirens across both Richland and Lexington counties. Should an actual emergency occur at Lake Murray Dam and its backup dam, the sirens would alert the public to tune in to local radio or television stations for information. The company also conducts a monthly, one-minute test of the Lake Murray Dam inundation sirens. These tests are a component of Dominion Energy SC’s operation licensure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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