Richard B. Russell Lake


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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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Pregnant woman remains in hospital after boat explosion

WALB 10 News

Date: 8/14/2016 6:16:00 PM

"Nate is doing well. He is taking care of our son with family support at our home in Elberton, GA," said Downs. "I am still in the hospital. Everyday is a struggle, but I am trying to be strong," says the mom.The pregnant survivor says she wants to get

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Dye feeling better than ever at Clemson

Date: 8/12/2016 1:13:00 PM

Tyshon Dye is feeling better than he ever has at Clemson. The running back from Elberton, Ga., entering his redshirt junior season has battled back and Achilles injuries throughout his time at Clemson, but told reporters this week he feels great

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Richard B. Russell Lake

Date: 8/3/2016 9:35:42 AM

The area flooded by the lake covered several areas of archaeological significance. There was a significant effort to explore and excavate these sites prior to filling the lake. Sites include Millwood Plantation, Fort Independence and a Native American

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What's Up announcements

The Gaffney Ledger

Date: 7/15/2016 9:29:00 AM

N.C., Gospel Believers of Elberton, Ga. and Jerome Moorhead N Voices of Faith of Belton, N.C. The South Carolina Peach Festival will close with a free praise and worship service Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Gaffney High School auditorium. Richard Turner

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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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