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GEORGIA - SOUTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
328.77 FEET
3/30/2015
Full Pool: 330.0
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Clarks Hill Lake News

Cooper River Bridge Run: a crossing over ceremony

Examiner

Date: 3/29/2015 10:31:00 AM

The climb up the bridge is really not that difficult if you have run the Savannah River Bridge Run. It is a longer bridge but the incline does not seem so steep going up or coming down. The view is a lot nicer with a luxury cruise liner and huge sail boats

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Opening March 28: Seasonal Trout Streams

Date: 3/29/2015

"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout

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Group to raise environmental awareness with journey down Savannah River

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 3/28/2015 11:25:00 PM

Bob Brooksher launched his tandem kayak into the Augusta Canal on Saturday morning with the ease that comes from years of practice and uncounted miles of water journeys. “Sit, River, sit,” Brooksher said, coaxing his companion, a furry white canine

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Augusta GreenJackets Host Community Event

WJBF

Date: 3/28/2015 9:49:00 AM

Augusta, GA - Food, fun, and lots of sunshine marked the second annual Augusta GreenJackets BuzzFest at Lake Olmsted Stadium. The event featured everything from a free baseball clinic to live music, food, discounted merchandise, and inflatables for the kids

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Chattahoochee River Whitewater Community & Visitors Guide

Date: 3/28/2015

Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for

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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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