Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake

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325.61 FEET
7/30/2016
Full Pool: 330.0
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Baab: Fishing is best early in the day this time of year

m.chronicle.augusta.com

Date: 7/28/2016 5:45:00 PM

Go fishing on Thurmond Lake and elsewhere over the next few weeks and you’ll wind up in hot water. Surface temperatures on the big lake have been ranging from 87 degrees during the early mornings into the 90s later in the day. If you must take a bath

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Three reservoirs on Savannah River enter first drought level

m.chronicle.augusta.com

Date: 7/27/2016 9:56:00 AM

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Tuesday when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level. Under the existing drought plan, the corps

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Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

United States Army

Date: 7/25/2016 8:42:00 AM

SAVANNAH, Ga. –The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level today when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering Trigger Level

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Importance of Life Jackets and Boat Safety on Lakes and Beaches

Live 5 WCSC

Date: 7/24/2016 5:47:00 PM

With summer being a time where many drownings occur, one church and the Thurmond Lake Sail & Power Squadron are teaming up to make sure kids have the proper safety knowledge. Fox 54’s Shaquille Lord went out to McCormick County to check it out

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“Out There…Somewhere”: Fishing for a story

WJBF

Date: 7/22/2016 7:51:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – It was an all-star -cast- at the Mayor’s Fishing hole as about 12 dozen kids got a chance to try their luck. “I’m looking for a bass or a brim, said Takeem Frorup, “You got anything yet?” “Not yet, not quite,” he said

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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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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers






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