Clarks Hill Lake


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Full Pool: 330.0
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OYS: First 24 Hours After Flood


Date: 8/31/2015 9:17:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) --In a matter of minute, Mary Brock's beautiful backyard transformed into a gigantic, gushing, guzzling mess. "It didn't seem like it was going to stop. It just kept getting higher and higher," she said. Sunday's storm caused water to

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Deputies investigating burglary at Beulah Grove Baptist Church


Date: 8/30/2015 9:51:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a church burglary. On Sunday, at Beulah Grove Baptist Church community says they remains prayerful after this theft. They say this crime has left them shaken. Elicia Dickerson

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Historical marker placed in North Augusta

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 8/30/2015 8:11:00 PM

NORTH AUGUSTA — The corner of Barton Road and Boylan Street is no stranger to history. After the Savannah River flood of 1929, much of North Augusta’s black community reassembled in the area, giving it the name Carrsville. On Sunday, in front of about

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Battle over sales tax plays out online

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 8/30/2015 12:21:00 AM

since a young lady I was fishing with a week earlier happened to land a four-pound black crappie out of the Savannah River at the riverwalk. I am a novice as I have been fishing only two years now but enjoy it. “Well, last week I was threatened to be

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Ten years after Katrina, evacuees in Augusta remember their home


Date: 8/28/2015 8:56:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Out of the wind, rain and devastation of Hurricane Katrina came a new beginning for two Augusta sisters. Seeing them now, you wouldn't be able to tell that they have been through more than the average sisters. "I woke up one day and

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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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