Clarks Hill Lake


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Georgia trout streams to stay open year round

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 5/14/2015 5:01:00 PM

One of my friend Billy Murphy’s friends heard a rumor that there was going to be a size limit on crappies in Thurmond Lake. Well, it is and it isn’t. There is a daily catch limit of 30 crappies and no size limit on the Georgia side. Under the

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Kids to Parks Day offers free entry to recreation areas

The News-Reporter

Date: 5/13/2015 8:03:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thurmond Lake Office is teaming up with state and private agencies to host the national Kids to Parks Day May 16 at five Thurmond Lake recreation areas. You must be an online subscriber to view this story. The full version

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Private dealings in S.C. may become less cryptic

Bluffton Today

Date: 5/9/2015 11:03:00 PM

The effects of a lawsuit over a $183 million development planned for the city of North Augusta may have more to do with government transparency than the movement of dirt in the Savannah River city. Depending on how the state Supreme Court rules

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Snakes are part of the natural landscape

News Times Augusta

Date: 5/9/2015 9:14:00 PM

To learn more about Georgia’s snakes, visit the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Herpetology program Web site at Tripp Williams, Columbia County’s agriculture and natural resource extension agent, can be reached at

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Augusta to Launch Recycling Pilot Program in Neighborhood


Date: 5/9/2015 4:18:00 PM

Augusta, GA - Augusta officials want more people to recycle. If more people were to recycle properly, there would be less trash going to the Augusta landfill, and the city would make money from the recycled goods. Augusta Commissioner Sammie Sias made

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• River: Savannah River
• Length: 1,200 Miles
• Surface Area: 71,100 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 141 feet
• Length: 39 Miles
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, (also known as Clarks Hill Lake), is one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation and is the Largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake east of the Mississippi River.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Broad, and Little Rivers. The lake is created by the Thurmond Dam, located on the Savannah River 22 miles above Augusta, Ga., and 239.5 miles above the mouth of the Savannah River. The lake extends 39.4 miles up the Savannah River, 29 miles up the Little River, and 6.5 miles up the Broad River in Georgia, and 17 miles up the Little River in South Carolina.

At full pool elevation, the lake encompasses 1,200 miles of shoreline, 70,000+ acres of water and 80,000 acres of land. The Thurmond Project was designed for flood control, hydropower, fish and wildlife, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation and recreation.

The Corps operates 10 Class A campgrounds on this lake, five major day use areas and many other recreational facilities. Thurmond Lake provides excellent striper and largemouth bass fishing and its large wildlife management program provides excellent hunting and wildlife observation opportunities.

"J. Strom Thurmond" or "Clarks Hill" Lake?

Originally, this dam was called "Clarks Hill Dam". The "s" on the end of "Clarks" was omitted due to a clerical error tin the original Congressional Authorization, and the project became "Clark Hill Dam. Later, Senator J. Strom Thurmond requested Clark Hill Dam be renamed "Clarks Hill Dam." In 1988, Clarks Hill Dam was congressionally renamed "J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake at Clarks Hill."

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