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Full Pool: 330.0
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Experts warn flu will hit Augusta in the next few weeks


Date: 2/7/2016 10:44:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- You might feel like you're in the clear when it comes to the flu, but experts say that might not be the case. Doctors are saying it could be hitting our area in about two weeks. Allison Sharkey and Stacey Graham are nannies

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Going to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break?

Date: 2/6/2016

Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from North Georgia, North Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Al. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out

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U.S. Military Generals want women to register for the draft


Date: 2/5/2016 2:37:00 PM

Augusta, Ga. (WRDW) -- The top Army and Marine Corps generals say selective service needs to change.Their suggestion: women should have to register for the draft now that the defense department has opened up combat jobs to everyone. It's an idea that Alexa

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Georgia bill could give a boost for local STEM students


Date: 2/4/2016 9:20:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) - All eyes are on Surekha Prasad as she teaches class at Augusta Tech. Today's lesson is on kilowatt usage from their calculators. But today's engineering technology students might be shaping your tomorrow. Students like Keishala

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Fishing Tournaments

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 2/4/2016 3:29:00 PM

five bass, 14.17 pounds, $72. Big fish: Murray, 6.22 pounds, $105. Twenty-one anglers in the field. All tournaments on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Next: Jan. 31, Feb. 21, March 13, April 17, May 29, June 26, July 24, Aug. 14. Division championship

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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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