Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake News

8/8/2017 4:46:00 PM
ABC Columbia
“Under federal law, for every day in 2017 they don’t remove the Plutonium at Savannah River Site, they have to pay South Carolina one million dollars the first 100 days that the obligation is not met. That 100 days has come and gone and now we are ...

8/3/2017 9:05:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
Recently, he made a case against a jet skier who was on Thurmond Lake after sunset and who was inebriated. “We have made many cases against folks who jet ski under the influence of alcohol and who are on the lake when it’s against the law,” he said.

7/28/2017 6:50:00 AM
United States Army
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks volunteers for the annual Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30, 2017. Scouting groups, civic organizations, sports clubs, church groups, businesses, families and ...

7/26/2017 2:40:00 PM
northcarolinasportsman.com
“The first part of July, the water is not that hot yet,” said Billy Murphy of Double Trouble Guide Service, who has been fishing South Carolina’s Clarks Hill Lake since the lake was impounded in the early 1950s. “We are down-lining live herring on ...

7/25/2017 8:00:00 AM
Chattanoogan
State park gift shops are already stocking up on viewing glasses and souvenir t-shirts. Elijah Clark State Park has planned a guided trip on Clarks Hill Lake to enjoy the sudden darkness from a kayak. Vogel State Park in Blairsville will host a celebration ...

7/20/2017 10:43:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
Any local merchant can direct you to the PFA. The PFA office phone number is (706) 595-1684. STROM THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina, (706) 595-5582 – Willliam Hawkins caught 24 shellcrackers and a catfish in the Raysville area. Capt. David Willard ...

7/20/2017 11:47:00 AM
United States Army
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake will close Monday – Thursday, July 31 – August 3 and again August 7 – 10 to allow workers to make needed improvements to the parking areas. The ramp will be open August 4 – 6 for weekend ...

7/16/2017 6:06:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
In Lincoln County, power has been restored to about 80 homes near Thurmond Lake. In South Carolina, SCE&G reports an outage that peaked near 300 homes is down to about 20 near Barnwell, with just four homes remaining without power in Aiken County.

7/14/2017 5:31:59 PM
Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Stay with FOX 54 as we bring you continuing coverage on this matter. More improvements headed to Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake this coming week. Great news for our heroes! Augusta Warrior Project says this is a good year for veterans who are ...

7/13/2017 5:00:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
If you’ve ever wondered how big a fish can grow at Clarks Hill Lake, Holden Ashley might be qualified to answer that question. “Whenever we go out, we usually come back with some 30 or 40-pounders,” he said. “And I caught a 63 pounder one time jug ...

7/12/2017 2:41:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
They did, and not many of them were congratulatory. Residents of homes around Thurmond Lake were particularly forceful in complaining about fluctuating water levels there. “I’m tired of my dock sitting on dirt,” said Joann Skinner. “Now there’s ...

7/9/2017 6:26:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
A rock weir can’t be manipulated. And that causes worries about flooding. While the Corps controls releases into the river from the Thurmond Lake Dam, it can’t control runoff from streams such as Stevens Creek. While the Corps maintains that the Lock ...

7/6/2017 5:24:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a “significant” six-foot increase in the Clarks Hill Lake level it uses to trigger releases from Thurmond Dam as part of a revised drought contingency plan. The proposal, to o be discussed at a Wednesday ...

7/6/2017 11:21:00 AM
News Times Augusta
Patrons will be able to return to docks at the Pointes West Army Resort at Clarks Hill Lake for the first time since a severe storm struck the area in April. Officials stated in a news release that patrons have been informed boats will be welcome at docks ...

7/3/2017 2:23:00 PM
News Times Augusta
Patrons will be able to return to docks at the Pointes West Army Resort at Clarks Hill Lake after a severe storm struck the area in April. Officials stated in a news release patrons have been informed boats will be welcome at docks B&C beginning Saturday ...

6/22/2017 5:16:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
Ever since last winter, anglers have been enjoying a very good bite from Thurmond Lake’s striped bass and hybrid bass. Guess what? The bite has moved on from very good to just incredible. Professional guide Billy Murphy: “Our clients have been limiting ...

6/15/2017 5:32:00 PM
mysterytacklebox.com
4. Clarks Hill Lake At just over 71,000 acres, Clarks Hill is Georgia’s largest lake. The main forage of blueback herring in Clarks Hill can make the largemouth and spotted bass fishing tough at times, but the striped bass fishing here is world class.

6/12/2017 8:42:00 PM
WRDW-TV
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A family continues to mourn after their 4-year-old daughter drowns during her older sibling's birthday part at Clarks Hill Lake. That Saturday afternoon still feels raw for Nicole Williams and Bryann Bollinger.

6/11/2017 10:52:00 AM
The Augusta Chronicle
A 4-year-old girl drowned at Thurmond Lake on Saturday. Evelynn Hoskins, of Martinez, was at Wildwood Park with her parents, siblings and friends to celebrate her birthday, according to Bonnie King, Columbia County deputy coroner. See Also The child was ...

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?





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