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Researchers develop targeted approach to reduce rabies

Date: 2/25/2015 5:53:00 AM

Credit: James C. Beasley Researchers at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory are evaluating new methods to reduce the spread of rabies in wildlife populations. Their project examines aerial baiting, a technique that involves

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Port of Savannah Modernization Continues

Dredging Today

Date: 2/25/2015 1:24:00 AM

The works on the recovery CSS Georgia ironclad from the Savannah River floor, which started in late January, marked the beginning of the of construction on the SHEP. As Col. Thomas Tickner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander

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Georgia still high in uninsured

Insurance News Net

Date: 2/25/2015 1:15:00 AM

"There's always conversation but frankly it's not loud enough, it's not enough of a conversation," Sweeney said. (c)2015 The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Ga

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Decade-old projects to fix bridges moves forward

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 2/24/2015 10:53:00 PM

After more than a decade of design work, the Georgia Department of Transportation has begun replacing two of Clarks Hill Lake’s oldest bridges, which reports show have deteriorated from harsh weather conditions and extreme traffic loads. Alabama-based

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Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

Statesboro Herald

Date: 2/24/2015 7:30:00 PM

In addition to spending each day on the river, paddlers will have the opportunity to explore everything from downtown Statesboro, where a street party with dancing and Canoe Tug-O-Wars is planned, to the historic Ogeechee-Savannah River Canal. Paddle

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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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