Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake


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Full Pool: 330.0
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Pilot unharmed after crash landing plane on lake


Date: 6/15/2018 3:43:00 PM

Shortly after take-off, the pilot says the plane seized up on him. He was forced to crash land on Clarks Hill Lake near the Big Hart Campground. We are told the pilot, an army soldier, was calm and collected when he learned his plane was going down

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Having fun and staying alive at the lake


Date: 6/7/2018 2:29:00 PM

And I can't think of a better expert to help us do that than Ranger Kevin Madsen. He is a park ranger on Strom Thurmond Lake. Clarks Hill technically, it's the J. Strom Thurmond Lock and Dam at Clarks Hill, that should make everybody on both sides of the

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Thurmond Dam releases water into River to control water levels, flooding


Date: 5/30/2018 4:40:00 PM

That five feet, Hyatt tells News 12, is a safety net that helps to monitor floodwaters in Lake Thurmond, Lake Hartwell and Lake Russell. Hyatt says Lake Hartwell is two-and-a-half feet over pool right now, meaning they’re in “flood storage”

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Wood Wins Bass Fishing League tournament at Clarks Hill Lake

Date: 5/22/2018 3:39:00 AM

Bass fishing tips, tricks, and tactics. Includes articles, videos, news, and forums for beginning to advanced anglers. The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide Wood Wins Bass Fishing League tournament at Clarks

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Floodwater animal rescue: Veterinary Reserve Corps trains in how to save lives

The Times and Democrat

Date: 5/20/2018 7:01:00 PM

Following classroom instructions on basic safety rules and boat operations, students took part in exercises on Thurmond Lake, where they performed simulated small animal retrievals from the water via boat. While human life and safety are always the top

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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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