Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake


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Tuscaloosa Salvation Army opening Thursday night to shelter those in need


Date: 1/6/2017 11:03:00 PM

Donate online at; by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY; by texting HOPEFUL to 91999; or mail donations to The Salvation Army, 1384 Greene Street, Augusta, Ga., 30901. "So, it's a great program, but we couldn't do it without Corpus Christi"

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Crews monitoring bridges and overpasses as cold temperatures move in this weekend


Date: 1/6/2017 9:51:00 PM

AUGUSTA, GA. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The snow is just part of the story because the region will be getting some of the coldest weather of the season this weekend. Whether it's the snow or just the cold rain, drivers are starting to see the slow down. "There's traffic

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Parts of SC could get up to 6 inches of snow, not so much in Columbia

The State South Carolina's Homepage

Date: 1/6/2017 4:19:00 PM

But a shift south in the storm track can still occur and increase the threat of snow along the I-20 corridor between Augusta, Ga., and Columbia. The northern parts of Chesterfield and Lancaster counties are expected to get between 3-6 inches of snow

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People are betting on Tiger Woods winning Masters

Date: 1/6/2017 3:32:00 PM

FILE - In this April 14, 2002, file photo, Tiger Woods, wearing his green jacket, gives a thumbs up as he celebrates winning the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. In a statement Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Woods said he

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5-bass tournament limits continue to get heavier

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 1/5/2017 11:26:00 PM

The Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament report of last Dec. 23 marked Thurmond Lake as one of the best bass lakes in the country. Jackson Lee and Kevin Tucker weighed in a tournament limit five largemouths weighing an astounding 27.5 pounds

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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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