Richard B. Russell Lake


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Full Pool: 482.0
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Savannah Boat Parade of Lights dazzles onlookers


Date: 11/26/2016 9:44:00 PM

The Savannah Boat Parade of Lights took place Saturday night on the Savannah River. This is the 15th year the Savannah Harbor Foundation has held the popular event. In addition to the boats there was also a Christmas tree lighting, live music, and a visit

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Gwinnett St at MLK Blvd reopens after crash in Savannah


Date: 11/14/2016 5:56:00 AM

It appears several vehicles were involved. Georgia Route 25 is closing on Sunday, June 19, for emergency repairs of the historic Savannah River Houlihan Bridge, the only operational turnstile trestle bridge in the state. Georgia Route 25 is closing on

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Calhoun Falls, SC 29628

Date: 10/23/2016 5:00:00 PM

GreatSchools ratings are based on a comparison of test results for all schools in the state. It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons, not the only factor in selecting the right school for your family. Disclaimer

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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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• 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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