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Savannah vs. St. Augustine: Comparing two of the nation’s most historical cities

St. Augustine Record

Date: 11/17/2014 2:30:00 PM

It is even near a body of water. The difference is that River Street is next to the Savannah River while St. George Street is next to Matanzas Bay. The downtown shopping district of Savannah, Broughton Street, is comparable to St. Augustine’s uptown

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An exercise in military power in SC skies this weekend

Island Packet Online

Date: 11/16/2014 2:04:00 AM

Called Carolina Thunder, the operation will lift off from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover about noon, fly over Barnwell and practice assaulting the “power plant” at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County. The exercise also calls for

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Take time to see 'the God effect'

Bluffton Today

Date: 11/15/2014 10:03:00 PM

After a crazy week of work, photo-paddling is for me. This past week, we coasted down the Savannah River above Tillman. It was a little chilly and the gators were hiding. The fall colors were beginning to peak out of the green pines. It didn’t matter

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J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake

United States Army

Date: 11/14/2014 3:33:00 PM

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

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Thurmond Lake rangers to crack down on illegally moored boats

United States Army

Date: 11/14/2014 3:33:00 PM

THURMOND LAKE, Ga. – Park rangers recently cracked down on illegally moored boats on the J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The rangers noticed a growing number of boats and personal watercrafts on the shoreline around the reservoir. “All boats must be moored at

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• River: Savannah River
• Surface Area: 71,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 1,200 Miles
• Length: 39 Miles
• Maximum Depth: 141 feet
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, (also known as Clarks Hill Lake), is one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation!

Directions to the Lake

Clarks Hill Lake is located on the Georgia/South Carolina state border just north of Augusta, GA.
  • From I-20 take Exit 199 at Washington Road
  • Drive north on Washington Road
  • Turn right onto Highway 28 and drive approximately 20 miles to Clarks Hill, SC.
  • Turn left onto Highway 22
  • Drive north on Washington Road

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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This information courtesy of Recreation.gov
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers






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