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Local parents focus on safety this Halloween


Date: 10/31/2016 9:21:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- October 31st. One night every year when trick-or-treaters go door to doors. It's also the first time Toni Brinson's taking her 1-year-old son trick-or-treating. "When it's completely crowded there's no way to watch everything

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Trunk-or-Treat provides Halloween alternative for families


Date: 10/30/2016 9:07:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Halloween might be tomorrow night, but some families are not sticking with the normal traditions. The recent clown sightings have parents, and law enforcement, are looking out. To avoid anything suspicious, many are heading to

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Catch more stripers, hybrids, at Clarks Hill with these tips

Date: 10/28/2016 8:24:00 AM

Fishing for stripers or hybrids on South Carolina’s Clarks Hill Lake this month can be divided into three phases, according to Tony Shepherd, who operates Little River Guide Service. “The first of the month, it can feel like summertime on the lake

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Catch a Sunset at West Dam

Date: 10/27/2016 5:02:00 PM

West Dam is located on the across the road from one of the most prominent structures in area: J. Strom Thurmond Dam. Thurmond Lake is created by the dam and the park is located on this lake. Fishing is extremely popular here, especially for largemouth bass

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Pedestrian bridge set for new Augusta hotel to cost more than $1M


Date: 10/26/2016 12:39:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The city is set to pay more than a million dollars to build a pedestrian bridge across Reynolds Street from the parking deck to the convention center. The Augusta Convention Center said Wednesday that Augusta Riverfront LLC will

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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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