Richard B. Russell Lake


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James Ezell Nicholson


Date: 10/5/2016 1:00:00 AM

Colonel (Ret.) James Ezell (Nick) Nicholson was born June 30, 1935, and departed his earthly bounds and reported to the Highest Authority on Sunday evening, October 2, 2016. A Christian patriot with a jovial and gregarious manner, he had packed many

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Iron sequestration in lake sediments from artificial hypolimnetic oxygenation: Richard B. Russell Reservoir

Date: 9/18/2016 4:21:13 PM

The Upper Savannah River watershed has numerous impoundments, and the three largest hydroelectric reservoirs, from north to south, are Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes. During the summer months, these reservoirs undergo thermal and

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Russell Lake visitor’s center to temporarily close

United States Army

Date: 9/13/2016 12:42:00 PM

ELBERTON, Ga. – The visitor’s center at the Richard B. Russell Project Office will temporarily close on weekends beginning Sept. 18. Office hours Monday through Friday will remain from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All recreation areas that are accessible to

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Savannah River to be lowered for boat removal

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 9/9/2016 3:21:00 PM

The Savannah River will be lowered beginning Sunday to allow for the removal of an old houseboat under the Fifth Street Bridge. The boat sank on the South Carolina side of the river about four years ago, and has posed a safety and environmental hazard ever

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Hunters catch 11-foot plus alligator in ‘Huckleberry Pond’

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 9/4/2016 11:58:00 AM

Actually, it was in the Savannah River, hunting guide Michael Evans told the Augusta Chronicle. “But here in Hancock County, there’s a fictional place called Huckleberry Pond where all of the biggest fish (and gators) are caught – so people don’t

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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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