Richard B. Russell Lake


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Search continues for man missing on Abbeville lake


Date: 5/19/2016 1:00:00 AM

More than a week after a man disappeared while fishing on Richard B. Russell Lake, law enforcement has found only a few signs of his whereabouts and his sister is reaching out for help. Just after midnight March 13, Mitchell Gibson was seen fishing on the

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Search continues for missing fisherman on Abbeville lake


Date: 5/9/2016 1:00:00 AM

The search for a missing fisherman on an Abbeville County lake continues after he was reported missing Sunday morning. At 6 a.m. Sunday, a commercial fisherman was expected to be at Beer Garden Landing on Richard B. Russell Lake in Abbeville County

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VIDEO: Installation of Cofferdam on the Savannah River

Dredging Today

Date: 5/6/2016 12:35:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has just released this video about the installation of a cofferdam on the bank of the Savannah River. Workers are installing the cofferdam as part of what will become the foundation for a series of

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NASA's Valkyrie Humanoid Upgraded, Delivered to Robotics Labs in U.S. and Europe

IEEE Spectrum

Date: 5/4/2016 7:15:00 PM

Taskin Padir and I had the opportunity to visit the Savannah River Site in South Carolina last December for an NSF-funded workshop organized by Richard Voyles. We spent four days learning about the challenges that robots could help with during

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Government wants regional group out of nuke fuel lawsuit

Colorado Springs Gazette

Date: 5/4/2016 12:04:00 PM

The nonprofit Alliance, which represents impoverished areas near the Savannah River Site, argues that it is affected financially by the site's mixed-oxide project, which was designed to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel

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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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