Clarks Hill Lake


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Full Pool: 330.0
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Local chef to be featured on Food Network


Date: 5/20/2016 12:06:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Local restaurant owner/chef, Havird Usry, will be featured on Food Network Star Sunday night. The 28-year-old will compete on the 12th season of the show. Before one finalist can be crowned the newest Star, hopefuls will have to

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Baab: Annual foundation tournament is another success

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 5/19/2016 4:16:00 PM

Their five-bass, 22.93-pound catch earned $5,000. They are on a roll, having won the Tommy Shaw Memorial tournament in April, while Joey also won a Bass Fishing League tournament on Thurmond Lake back In March. John Boy Long, of Augusta, and his partner

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After weeks of silence mayor says quiet zone discussion still on


Date: 5/19/2016 4:02:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – It was a car, and not a train, blaring its horn, on Sixth Street, but city leaders say they would like not to hear that train a coming along these tracks. “I’ve been in other cities and communities where they have done that and

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Commissioner wants city to be more senior friendly


Date: 5/18/2016 3:31:00 PM

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) --Commissioner Bill Lockett says he's trying to move the city into the twenty first century. He wants to see improvements from transportation to the walkability of Augusta, but he says there's a lot to do

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Augusta to host Georgia Republican Convention in June


Date: 5/18/2016 7:59:00 AM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Georgia Republican Party will hold its state convention in Augusta in early June. The convention begins at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3 at the Augusta Convention Center. There, GOP delegates will choose 31 at-large delegates 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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