Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake

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323.62 FEET
6/27/2017
Full Pool: 330.0
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Jug fishing: Catching catfish by proxy

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 6/8/2017 9:34:00 PM

Oh, well. I thought it was a good idea at the time. While set hooks are probably still in use, many fishermen opt to use plastic milk jugs, especially on Thurmond Lake, to target catfish. It was commonplace to see a dozen or more white jugs floating on the

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Masters Road Nationals open in Augusta with Time Trials

USA Cycling

Date: 6/1/2017 8:07:00 PM

Action got underway with time tests for all age groups which started and ended at the Thurmond Lake Visitor Center on the Georgia/South Carolina border just north of Augusta. The conditions were hot and humid, but the scenery beautiful as more than 300

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USA Cycling event comes to Augusta

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 5/31/2017 6:05:00 PM

The action begins today with a time trial at the Thurmond Lake Visitor Center, then continues Friday and Saturday with the road race at Fort Gordon. The event concludes Sunday with the criterium in downtown Augusta. USA Cycling previously held events in

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Current events

News Times Augusta

Date: 5/30/2017 10:27:00 PM

The Mistletoe State Park race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants will swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside of the park over rolling hills, and run 5k through the park's roads. Race also features a duathlon and

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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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