Clarks Hill Lake


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Full Pool: 330.0
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Nuclear group offers summer program for teachers

Aiken Standard

Date: 5/4/2015 7:19:00 PM

A tour of the Savannah River Site, including waste management facilities and briefings on activities at the Savannah River National Laboratory, also is on the agenda. At USCA, classroom workshops will emphasize on atomic and nuclear fundamentals

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I-20 construction planned near Savannah River Bridge


Date: 5/4/2015 10:47:00 AM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Georgia DOT has announced construction that could impact your commute. A DOT concrete crew will be sawing a broken concrete slab on Interstate 20 eastbound at the Savannah River Bridge crossing over into South Carolina. The

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SRS gears up for annual deer hunt

Aiken Standard

Date: 5/3/2015 2:23:00 PM

More than 1,300 hunters are expected to participate in the annual Savannah River Site Deer Hunt program, according to press release. For the general public, hunts will be on Saturdays, from November through December. The Mobility Impaired and Wounded

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Registration opens to hunt deer at Savannah River Site


Date: 5/3/2015 6:20:00 AM

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Registration is now open for people hoping to participate in a series of deer hunts this fall at the Savannah River Site. Hunters who are interested in taking part in the six Saturday hunts that start Nov. 1 need to apply online at http

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SRS deer hunt registration begins

Times and Democrat

Date: 5/3/2015 12:18:00 AM

AIKEN – More than 1,300 hunters are expected to participate in the annual SRS Deer Hunt Program at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). The program is managed by the SRS management and operations contractor Savannah River Nuclear

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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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