Richard B. Russell Lake


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SRS study shows fish mercury levels no higher than other SC waters

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 6/14/2016 8:54:00 PM

The level of mercury found in largemouth bass near the Savannah River Site is less than that in other South Carolina rivers of the same region, according to a new study by the Savannah River National Laboratory. The study also called for additional

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South Carolina-Georgia port board to meet in Charleston

The Post and Courier

Date: 6/14/2016 8:12:00 AM

The agency overseeing the development of new container port that South Carolina and Georgia would operate along the Savannah River in Jasper County will hold its next board meeting in downtown Charleston. The Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project Office will

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The hot weather continues


Date: 6/13/2016 12:16:00 PM

A weak cold front will drop into the area today. There will be very little weather with the front as it stalls out near the Savannah River this afternoon. No change to the hot weather with most areas are going to be in the mid-90s for most areas and upper

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DNR stocks Lake Hartwell with 1.2 million fish

Live 5 WCSC

Date: 6/9/2016 4:20:00 PM

The fish were produced in Bonneau at the Dennis Wildlife Center Fish Hatchery. The striped bass are the distinct Savannah River Strain, DNR officials said. Fishing is a huge industry for South Carolina, with $680 million spent by fishermen annually

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SouthernCarolina Alliance celebrates 20 years

Bluffton Today

Date: 6/4/2016 9:49:00 PM

But look at all that has been overcome.” Dave Hepner Sr. of the Department of Energy/Savannah River Site said, “You are very fortunate to have SCA. I hope you realize what a valuable diamond you have here.” He urged those in the audience to “never

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• River: Savannah River
• Length: 540 Miles
• Surface Area: 26,650 Acres
• Volume: 9,899 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 39 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 167 feet
Richard B. Russell Lake offers a rural, pristine and quiet setting with 21 public recreation areas, (8 in Georgia and 13 in South Carolina). Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities, including water sports, hunting, hiking, picnicking, camping, and fishing. Sound management of this resource protects and preserves the lake for future generations while providing quality recreation opportunities for today’s visitors.

The following information courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, District.

Welcome to Richard B. Russell Lake and Dam Project, the most recent multi-purpose water resource development built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. Due to Federal Laws that prohibit private exclusive use of public lands surrounding the lake, the area remains strikingly beautiful and picturesque. Many visitors express their appreciation with the Corps for maintaining the aesthetic qualities of the lake and shoreline - a unique experience for most outdoor enthusiasts in the area. With its undeveloped shorelines, Russell Lake provides an outdoor experience that goes beyond just fishing - visitors enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as the abundant wildlife.

Please stop by our Visitor Center located in the Operations Manager's Office approximately 4 miles south of Georgia State Highway 72 just off the Bobby Brown State Park Road. Here you can receive local information and purchase Annual Parking Passes. We also have a variety of brochures and pamphlets that will assist you during your visit to the Richard B. Russell Lake and Dam Project.

Visitor Center and office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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