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Jason Mraz rocks sold-out crowd in Downtown Augusta


Date: 6/18/2016 9:36:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)) -- Just two weeks after the surprising announcement, global superstar singer Jason Mraz took center stage at one of the Augusta's smallest venues. The Grammy-winning artist drew thousands of fired up fans to the normally quiet

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It's hot! Find a cool spot to swim

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 6/16/2016 10:49:00 AM

The Thurmond Lake Visitor Center at 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, S.C., is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; (864) 333-1147; most parks are open 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily and charge $5 per vehicle; some have picnic shelters that can be reserved for a fee

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SRS study shows fish mercury levels no higher than other SC waters

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 6/14/2016 8:54:00 PM

The level of mercury found in largemouth bass near the Savannah River Site is less than that in other South Carolina rivers of the same region, according to a new study by the Savannah River National Laboratory. The study also called for additional

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Comment period for the Augusta parks master plan is extended


Date: 6/14/2016 5:52:00 PM

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) --Augusta Parks extends the deadline until the end of next week so they can hear your comments on the new master plan. Parks director Glenn Parker says his department has heard from an overwhelming amount of

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South Carolina-Georgia port board to meet in Charleston

The Post and Courier

Date: 6/14/2016 8:12:00 AM

The agency overseeing the development of new container port that South Carolina and Georgia would operate along the Savannah River in Jasper County will hold its next board meeting in downtown Charleston. The Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project Office 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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