Clarks Hill Lake


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Full Pool: 330.0
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Georgia stops issuing Confederate plates

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Date: 6/26/2015 6:33:00 PM

AUGUSTA, GA (WACH) - Georgia has stopped issuing a specialty license plate featuring two Confederate battle flags, and a top official in Gov. Nathan Deal's administration has ordered that changes be made to the design. Department of Revenue spokesman Nick

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Augusta Soccer Team Vies for Area’s First Youth National Champion


Date: 6/26/2015 2:06:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Augusta, GA — The U17 South Carolina Bulls are a tight-knit group

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GreenJackets Shine in 2015 SAL All-Star Game

Date: 6/26/2015 9:59:00 AM

AUGUSTA, GA: The Augusta GreenJackets Single "A" affiliate of the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants are proud to report the excellent play of Johneshwy Fargas, Aramis Garcia and Raymundo Montero in the 2015 SAL All-Star game. The game occurred on

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Bluffton Planning Commission approves annexation on May River

Bluffton Today

Date: 6/26/2015 8:25:00 AM

The proposed development is led by Augusta, Ga.-based Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial, which acquired 34 acres at Buckwalter Place in December. It calls for a 115,000-square-foot grocery store, shops, restaurants and an estimated 80 apartments. The updated

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Rising temperatures are raising power bills


Date: 6/26/2015 12:51:00 AM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The temperatures outside are rising and that means more money is being spent keeping the temperatures inside comfortable. Esmeralda Rivera says she is doing her very best to keep her son and her home cool. 'It's a lot hotter this

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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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