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Most People Don’t Know There’s A Sunken Plane Deep Below This Lake In South Carolina

Date: 4/16/2017 5:42:00 AM

Another water covered gem is hidden under water on the border between South Carolina and Georgia. Did you know there’s a sunken plane at the bottom of Clarks Hill Lake, also known as Lake Thurmond

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Post-storm salvage begins at Pointes West

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 4/14/2017 11:46:00 AM

Pointes West is the Fort Gordon owned recreation area at Clarks Hill Lake and is home to camping areas, cabins, and the hard hit marina. According to a Fort Gordon spokesman, the salvage contract will allow work to begin on damaged property off shore

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Fishing Tournaments

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 4/13/2017 7:17:00 PM

Anyone 60 or older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357. All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: April 23, May 14, June 4, July 9. Division championship Sept. 9-10. Entry fees: Division qualifier

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Current events

News Times Augusta

Date: 4/8/2017 11:15:00 PM

The Mistletoe State Park race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside the park over rolling hills, and run 5k through the park's roads. Race also features a duathlon and aquabike option

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Baab: Sharing a common friend, adventure

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 4/8/2017 3:31:00 PM

“Ralph Barbee’s March 17 report about his misadventure on Thurmond Lake and Danny Sheehan’s help brought back an unforgettable memory to me,” wrote Bruce Jackson on an e-mail. “Some 40 years ago, Danny and I and a couple of buddies were hanging

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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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