Richard B. Russell Lake

GEORGIA - SOUTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
474.42 FEET
6/24/2018
Full Pool: 475.0
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Lake Russell slabs on the move

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 3/22/2018 10:21:00 AM

If catching slabs is your thing, March is the best month to fish for crappie on South Carolina’s Lake Russell, according to guide Wendell Wilson of Elberton, Ga. “Crappie spawn sometime in March — some times early in the month, some times later in

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Wal Mart Stores : FROM YEARS Past

4 Traders

Date: 12/14/2017 9:00:00 PM

• The area near Walmart in Cornelia is growing again, this time with a new shopping center and a reopened skating center. The proposed shopping center, which Greg Martin said should be open by spring, will feature Martin Recreation, Pool & Spa's 3,300

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A concise history of GA Power's Plant Vogtle project

11 Alive

Date: 12/11/2017 2:29:00 PM

Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle is an existing nuclear power plant along the Savannah River in Burke County, Ga., near Waynesboro, with two existing nuclear reactors and two reactors presently under construction. The existing reactors at Vogtle, Units 1 & 2

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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Water Resources Outlook (October 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 10/24/2017

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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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