Clarks Hill Lake


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Full Pool: 330.0
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Fishing tournaments

Date: 4/28/2016 3:32:00 PM

All tournaments on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Next: May 29, June 26, July 24, Aug. 14. Division championship: Sept. 10-11. Entry fees, Divisional Qualifier, $75 (includes big fish pot). Divisional Championship: $150 (includes big fish pot)

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J. Strom Thurmond Lake

United States Army

Date: 4/28/2016 8:55:00 AM

PROJECT NAME: Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy Plan. COUNTY: Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Elbert, Wilkes. NEAREST NAMED WATERWAY: J. Strom Thurmond Lake. OVERALL PROJECT PURPOSE: Draft Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential impacts of managing

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Georgia DNR Survey: Bald Eagle Nesting Tops 200 Again

Ammo Land

Date: 4/28/2016 8:36:00 AM

Research led by the University of Georgia is trying to assess the impact at Clarks Hill Lake, or J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, an AVM hotspot. As recently as 1998 there were 11 to 12 nesting territories recorded at this reservoir. Those numbers have

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Augusta Riverwalk trail could extend to the 13th Street Bridge


Date: 4/28/2016 1:00:00 AM

"We see a number of people riding bicycles, people walking," Father Daniel McAughey said. April 28, 2016 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)--Bobby Burns is waiting for the fish to bite, he's sat patiently three days a week for years to catch the big one. His spot

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Drowning victim's sister collecting life vests to honor his life after one year


Date: 4/26/2016 5:56:00 PM

"I cried my eyes out when I heard that, it broke my heart," said Nappier, "I'm just...I'm so sorry." She hasn't been back to Clarks Hill Lake, and she swore she never would go back. But on Tuesday, she'll go with the rest of her brother's family to donate

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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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