Richard B. Russell Lake

GEORGIA - SOUTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
474.01 FEET
2/21/2017
Full Pool: 482.0
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Richard B. Russell Lake News

Drought flow rates changed in February: here’s why

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Date: 2/8/2017

Many of our stakeholders have asked why outflow at Thurmond Dam recently increased from 3,600 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 4,000 cfs. Let me answer those questions and perhaps shed some light on our operational process. First some background:Our water managers only have limited discretion when making operational

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January’s Rainfall was better – but more is needed for recovery

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Date: 2/2/2017

The first month of 2017 brought a welcome change in rainfall; all three sub-basins exceeded average precipitation for the first time in almost five months. Hartwell received 104 percent of normal rainfall; Russell, 115 percent of normal; and Thurmond cashed in at a healthy 138 percent of normal – just over 6

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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Augusta officials investigating oil spill into Savannah River

11WTOC

Date: 1/12/2017 6:27:00 PM

Augusta officials are asking for your help to figure out who's behind gallons of oil ending up in the Savannah River. Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus tells FOX 54 that a landowner and some cyclists reported seeing a sheen over the water. The

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Water Resources Outlook (December 2016)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 12/15/2016

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016

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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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