Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake News

6/8/2017 9:34:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
Oh, well. I thought it was a good idea at the time. While set hooks are probably still in use, many fishermen opt to use plastic milk jugs, especially on Thurmond Lake, to target catfish. It was commonplace to see a dozen or more white jugs floating on the ...

6/6/2017
EPA
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

6/1/2017 8:07:00 PM
USA Cycling
Action got underway with time tests for all age groups which started and ended at the Thurmond Lake Visitor Center on the Georgia/South Carolina border just north of Augusta. The conditions were hot and humid, but the scenery beautiful as more than 300 ...

5/31/2017 6:05:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
The action begins today with a time trial at the Thurmond Lake Visitor Center, then continues Friday and Saturday with the road race at Fort Gordon. The event concludes Sunday with the criterium in downtown Augusta. USA Cycling previously held events in ...

5/30/2017 10:27:00 PM
News Times Augusta
The Mistletoe State Park race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants will swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside of the park over rolling hills, and run 5k through the park's roads. Race also features a duathlon and ...

5/24/2017 3:18:00 AM
northcarolinasportsman.com
Fishing for striped bass and hybrids on South Carolina’s Clarks Hill Lake in early May matches the action in April, with the best opportunity for success near the dams on the lower and upper ends of the lake, according to guide Tommy Dudley of Plum ...

5/19/2017 4:13:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
This winter, 10 eagle carcasses were found at Clarks Hill Lake (Strom Thurmond), an AVM hotspot. The cause of death for those eagles that could be necropsied was AVM, Sargent said. Sargent also reiterated the unexpected downside of an increased eagle ...

5/11/2017 8:48:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
NOTE: May tournament switched to the 21st because of a conflict in Wildwood Park on May 14. All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA ...

5/4/2017 2:55:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
NOTE: May tournament switched to the 21st because of a conflict in Wildwood Park on May 14. All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: May 21, June 4, July 9. Division championship Sept. 9-10. Entry fees: Division ...

5/4/2017 3:45:00 AM
WALB 10 News
That's because it causes so much evaporation. Clarks Hill Lake is about eight feet lower than it should be, while the Savannah River has backed up an estimated two feet. Our area is in an abnormally dry state according to the US Drought Monitor.

5/3/2017 4:23:00 PM
WRDW-TV
"What mother nature did. It will just amaze you," said Gridley. It's the largest salvage operation Gridley has ever worked on at Clarks Hill Lake. "Right now, it's basically recovery work some of the boats will be considered salvage," said Gridley.

5/2/2017 1:58:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
The Danielsville-based Broad River Watershed Association is hosting a canoe float later this month to view the rare Shoal Lily at Anthony Shoals along the lower section of the Broad River near the mouth of Clarks Hill Lake. Paddlers will meet at the Broad ...

5/1/2017 3:05:55 PM
recreation.gov
Located on the Georgia/South Carolina state border just north of Augusta, GA. From I-20 take Exit 199 at Washington Rd. Drive north on Washington Rd. Turn right onto Highway 28 and drive approximately 20 miles to Clarks Hill, SC. Turn left onto Highway 22

4/28/2017 1:41:00 AM
Statesboro Herald
Best way I know of to get rid of an old river boat. 6) There are plenty of others. Went camping at Clarks Hill Lake and after carefully and expertly setting up the camper to get the best view of the water, it nearly rolled off into the reservoir.

4/27/2017 8:06:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: May 21, June 4, July 9. Division championship Sept. 9-10. Entry fees: Division qualifier, $75 (includes big fish pot). Divisional Championship $150 (includes big fish pot).

4/26/2017 3:31:00 AM
Southernheadines
MCCORMICK, S.C. — Chris Marshall of Forest City caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event Saturday on Clarks Hill Lake. Marshall pocketed $6,038 for his victory.

4/24/2017 12:31:00 PM
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
South Carolina Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake. Marshall pocketed $6,038 for his victory. “I caught everything I weighed in using a 7-foot, 2-inch medium-heavy Denali Kovert Lite rod and a craw-colored Lucky Craft Gunfish topwater,” said ...

4/22/2017 10:59:00 PM
News Times Augusta
The Mistletoe State Park race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants will swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside of the park over rolling hills, and run 5k through the park's roads. Race also features a duathlon and ...

4/22/2017 6:44:00 PM
Aiken Standard
Officials at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake announced a rolling closure of boat ramps at the reservoir in order to restripe and repave the ramps before the main recreation season opens. In all cases the ramps will be open on weekends. “We set this on ...

4/21/2017 8:13:00 AM
United States Army
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake announced a rolling closure of boat ramps at the reservoir in order to restripe and repave the ramps before the main recreation season opens. In all cases the ramps will be open on weekends.

4/16/2017 5:42:00 AM
onlyinyourstate.com
Another water covered gem is hidden under water on the border between South Carolina and Georgia. Did you know there’s a sunken plane at the bottom of Clarks Hill Lake, also known as Lake Thurmond?

4/14/2017 11:46:00 AM
The Augusta Chronicle
Pointes West is the Fort Gordon owned recreation area at Clarks Hill Lake and is home to camping areas, cabins, and the hard hit marina. According to a Fort Gordon spokesman, the salvage contract will allow work to begin on damaged property off shore.

4/13/2017 7:17:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
Anyone 60 or older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357. All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: April 23, May 14, June 4, July 9. Division championship Sept. 9-10. Entry fees: Division qualifier ...

4/8/2017 11:15:00 PM
News Times Augusta
The Mistletoe State Park race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside the park over rolling hills, and run 5k through the park's roads. Race also features a duathlon and aquabike option ...

4/8/2017 3:31:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
“Ralph Barbee’s March 17 report about his misadventure on Thurmond Lake and Danny Sheehan’s help brought back an unforgettable memory to me,” wrote Bruce Jackson on an e-mail. “Some 40 years ago, Danny and I and a couple of buddies were hanging ...

4/6/2017 12:40:00 PM
United States Army
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Recreation season kicked into a higher gear at Thurmond Lake this month with the seasonal opening of six Corps operated camping areas. In addition one Corps operated day use area opened with five others to open April 28. For campsite and ...

4/4/2017 10:32:00 PM
News Times Augusta
Public officials shut down all water areas surrounding the Pointes West Army recreational facility on Clarks Hill Lake after a severe storm struck the area Monday evening, damaging at least 20 vessels. "An undetermined amount of fuel, believed to be from ...

4/4/2017 6:06:00 PM
9 WTVM
FOX 54's Jake Rakoci picks up the story. At least twenty boats left damaged after a severe storm ripped through the Pointes West Army facility on Clarks Hill Lake Monday. Columbia County EMA has issued a public safety notice for the waterways surrounding ...

4/4/2017 6:01:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
At least 20 boats and part of the marina were damaged by the storm at the Pointes West Army recreational facility on Clarks Hill Lake, Kimberly Lewis Wintrich, public affairs officer at Fort Gordon, said by email Tuesday morning. An undetermined amount of ...

4/3/2017 2:52:00 PM
13abc
A building and dock collapsed at a lake in Columbia County, Georgia. Two people who were fishing from a dock fell into the water at the Points West Marina in Strom Thurmond Lake. The two were rescued and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

4/3/2017 2:45:33 PM
WALB 10 News
At least twenty boats left damaged after a severe storm ripped through the Pointes West Army facility on Clarks Hill Lake Monday. Columbia County EMA has issued a public safety notice for the waterways surrounding the Pointes West Army recreational ...

4/3/2017 2:45:00 PM
wfxg.com
At least twenty boats left damaged after a severe storm ripped through the Pointes West Army facility on Clarks Hill Lake Monday. Columbia County EMA has issued a public safety notice for the waterways surrounding the Pointes West Army recreational ...

3/30/2017 2:27:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
five bass, 20.20 pounds, $128. Paul Tickerhoof, Appling, Ga., five bass, 17.77 pounds. NOTE: The upper end of Thurmond Lake’s Little River poses many dangers for boaters because iron-hard trees normally under water at full pool are now either exposed or ...

3/28/2017 8:21:00 PM
Statesboro Herald
Best way I know of to get rid of an old river boat. 6) There are plenty of others. Went camping at Clarks Hill Lake and after carefully and expertly setting up the camper to get the best view of the water, it nearly rolled off into the reservoir.

3/28/2017 9:15:00 AM
Agusta Magazine
The landings for Chamberlain’s Ferry in Lincoln and McCormick counties are beneath Clarks Hill Lake. Remains of the Furey’s Ferry landings are still extant on private properties in Columbia and McCormick counties, and the same holds true for Sand Bar ...

3/19/2017 8:00:00 AM
Chattanoogan
The Mistletoe State Park race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants will swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside of the park over rolling hiss and run a hilly 5k through the park’s roads. The race also features a duathlon ...

3/17/2017 3:43:00 PM
WRDW-TV
AUGUSTA, GA. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Somber moments in the midst of the St. Patrick's Day Parade as the community paid tribute to fallen Richmond County Deputy, Sergeant Greg Meagher. "Well, it's a celebration of St. Patrick's Day," said Jimbo Thrash, St. Patrick's ...

3/16/2017 8:44:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
She also can be reached at Elizabeth.Vance@thomson-mcduffie.net. STROM THURMOND LAKE Capt. David Willard, U.S. Coast Guard-licensed, fulltime professional guide specializing in hybrids, striped bass and trophy largemouth bass. (Boat phone: (706 ...

3/16/2017
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project gained more traction in March. Several features are on schedule to be completed by the end of 2017, including the First Dike Raising (June); Raw Water Storage Impoundment (July); CSS Georgia Recovery (Sept.); Dissolved Oxygen Injection System (Dec.); and the Sediment Basin Tide Gate…

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)





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