Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake


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Full Pool: 330.0
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Fishing Tournaments

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 8/25/2016 3:22:00 PM

Next: Sep. 29. Anyone 60 and older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357. All tournaments on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Next: Division championship: Sept. 10-11. Entry fees, Divisional Qualifier, $75 (includes big fish pot)

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Department of Energy releases hydroelectric production expansion for coming years

Aiken Standard

Date: 8/23/2016 6:26:00 PM

The dam was completed in 1954 and created J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The lake was originally known as Clarks Hill Lake but was changed to J. Strom Thurmond after passage of a bill through Congress in 1988. The lake, with a shoreline of 1,200 miles

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2nd Annual BIG FLOAT set for this weekend


Date: 8/23/2016 4:46:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The 2nd Annual Big Float is set for this weekend. You can float down the river in your kayaks, canoes, and tubes as well as participate in a Homemade Raft Competition from Paddlefest to the Big Float

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Clarks Hill Lake

Date: 8/19/2016 3:17:04 AM

With 400 miles of shoreline located in Lincoln County, we invite you to experience "Georgia's Freshwater Coast." Brimming with largemouth, white, striped and hybrid bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish, the lake attracts a varitey of bass tournaments that

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Baab: 'Monkey Island 'history is shrouded in mystery

Date: 8/18/2016 4:24:00 PM

The outermost of a string of islands separating Georgia’s Little River from Keg Creek on Thurmond Lake has been known as “Monkey Island” to fishermen for many years. The story was a bunch of monkeys had escaped from a circus truck that had been in an

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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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