Richard B. Russell Lake News

8/21/2018 5:21:00 AM
North Carolina Sportsman
August is a prime time to catch a trophy striped bass in South Carolina’s Lake Russell, and finding them is pretty simple, according to guide Wendell Wilson of Elberton, Ga. — go north or go south. “T...

7/28/2018
Lakes Online
The Southeastern Raptor Center releases an eagle at Pyne Road Park on West Point Lake July 28, 2018.

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

3/22/2018 10:21:00 AM
North Carolina Sportsman
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 ...

12/14/2017 9:00:00 PM
4 Traders
• 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 ...

12/11/2017 2:29:00 PM
11 Alive
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 ...

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

7/13/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

6/8/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

6/6/2017
EPA
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

5/18/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

3/16/2017
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project gained more traction in March. Several features are on schedule to be completed by the end of 2017, including the First Dike Raising (June); Raw Water Storage Impoundment (July); CSS Georgia Recovery (Sept.); Dissolved Oxygen Injection System (Dec.); and the Sediment Basin Tide Gate…

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/6/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

2/23/2017
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
As the senior project manager for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, or SHEP, Davis manages the multimillion-dollar project that has eight separate environmental mitigation features outside of the actual harbor and entrance channel deepening. Now more than two years in, contractors continue to push the project forward…

2/22/2017
EPA
Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

2/8/2017
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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…

2/2/2017
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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…

1/27/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

12/15/2016
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016.

7/5/2016
LakeMartin.com
Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3 Keith…

4/30/2016
Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

2/6/2016
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from North Georgia, North Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Al. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is…

4/29/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Named "Best Man-Made Whitewater" and one of the "Top 12 Man-Made Adventures on the Planet" by USA Today in 2013!! Whitewater's 2015 season on the Chattahoochee River officially begins May 8th with multiple activities planned on RiverFest Weekend. Rafting, zip lining, kayaking, fly fishing and paddle boarding on the…

4/2/2015
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
An unfertilized fish egg sitting in a nest at Lake Hartwell was having trouble remembering what he was doing there … then it spawned on him. Although today is April Fools’ Day, this time of year is no laughing matter for largemouth bass that live in sub-basins along the Savannah River. Each spring, male fish…

3/29/2015
Lake & River Promotions
"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout…

3/28/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for…

1/14/2015
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Over the past several months the occasional fan of Balancing the Basin has voiced concern about the expansion of Plant Vogtle on the Savannah River. Most of the concern focused on the increased water needs (and impacts on reservoir levels) of the two new nuclear reactors currently under construction near Waynesboro…

1/10/2015
Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Chief
Observed rainfall in the upper basin recorded deficits in 2014 for all three sub-basins with Hartwell’s deficit being most pronounced. However, for most of the year lake levels remained at or above average, making for a near-optimal year in water-related recreation.The Hartwell sub-basin received 48.2 inches in 2014…

1/9/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Progressive insurance Atlanta Boat Show Drops Anchor at Georgia World Congress Center 2015 event showcases hundreds of new boats and on-water fun, ideal winter destination for Southeast boaters…

12/11/2014
BassPro Shops
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also creates…

12/4/2014
USACE
During November, Thurmond sub-basin exceeded average rainfall, the Russell sub-basin got near-perfect average rainfall, and the Hartwell sub-basin received below-average rainfall.All of the sub-basins recorded few rain occurrences throughout November. The National Weather Service recorded rain seven days at Russell, eight…

9/11/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure is going to take place at the Blue Heron Adventure Tower which is located on the corner of 11th St. and Bay Ave at 9:00 am on Friday morning, September 12th. The venue will offically open to the public on Saturday the 13th. This is the only zipline…

2/15/2014
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Release no. 13-033ContactLisa Parker251-690-2505lisa.a.parker@usace.army.milMOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to pick…

1/24/2014
Georgia Power
ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians continue to experience record-low temperatures this winter, Georgia Power is offering customers a better way to heat their homes with a new rebate…

1/1/2014
USACE
By Jeff Emmert, Chief Ranger This time of year, especially when we are getting single digit temperatures, it is hard to get motivated to get out on the water to try that favorite fishing hole. However, those who enjoy fishing know that now is the time of the year to be thinking about fish habitat for the season and future…

12/1/2013
USACE
By Chris Arthur, Chief Ranger Safe, responsible hunters will use extra care to avoid accidents on the water. Drownings happen on lakes, rivers, and ponds each year, especially during hunting season. When boats are used while duck hunting at Lake Lanier, help can be far away. Hunters must rely upon themselves or companions…





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