The Monticello Reservoir with a view of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station
|Location||Fairfield County, South Carolina, United States|
|Primary inflows||Frees Creek|
|Primary outflows||Parr Reservoir|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||6.5 mi (10.5 km)|
|Max. width||2.5 mi (4.0 km)|
|Surface elevation||387 ft (118 m)|
|Settlements||Jenkinsville, South Carolina|
Monticello is a reservoir in the U.S. state of South Carolina, built to provide water for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station. It is located in Jenkinsville. While it does not dam any major rivers, its outflow flows directly into Parr Reservoir, an artificial lake created along the Broad River, via the Fairfield Pumped Storage power station.
The lake is mainly used to cool the turbines of a nearby nuclear power plant. It is famous locally for its catfishing, as some 60 lb. and up fish have been pulled from its waters.
The referenced study by Talwani  actually states that after an initial increase, levels of seismicity at Monticello have returned to pre-reservoir levels. Therefore induced seismicity is linked with the initial impoundment, and is not an ongoing issue at this location.