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1/16/2019
Full Pool: 330.0
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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Where to recycle your natural Christmas trees

WRDW

Date: 12/21/2018 5:17:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thurmond Lake office will take it off your hands from Friday until January 9th. You can drop your tree off at Riverside Middle School. Be sure to remove all tinsel, li

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Ski & Snowboard forecast near J. Strom Thurmond Lake

The Weather Channel

Date: 11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM

Uh oh. There are no ski resorts near this location. Please try another location. <img class="styles__noscript__2rw2y" src="https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/4cd9a80d-5e6c-4f2d-b08c-ef8d87aab23e

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Leaving Florence behind a reminder of what a small, beautiful world we live in

The Sun News

Date: 9/21/2018 11:36:00 AM

Thurmond Lake is the largest Corps-operated lake east of the Mississippi; it has 20 Corps-operated parks, six state parks and countless recreational venues. Our final surprise came at the Thurmond Dam

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Shepeard Blood Center wants 200 people to give blood at Donate for Life

Live 5 News

Date: 9/5/2018 10:07:00 PM

Some of those evacuees are on J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam camp grounds. The US Army Corps of Engineers say they operate around 350 campsites on the lake and almost a third of them are full. McCormi

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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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