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J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Broad, and Little Rivers. The lake is created by the Thurmond Dam, located on the Savannah River 22 miles above Augusta, Ga., and 239.5 miles above the mouth of the Savannah River. The lake extends 39.4 miles up the Savannah River, 29 miles up the Little River, and 6.5 miles up the Broad River in Georgia, and 17 miles up the Little River in South Carolina. At full pool elevation, Thurmond Lake comprises nearly 71,100 acres of water and 1,200 miles of shoreline. The Thurmond Project was designed for flood control, hydropower, fish and wildlife, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation and recreation. It's one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation!

J. Strom Thurmond Dam

                 
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Thurmond Lake rangers to crack down on illegally moored boats

THURMOND LAKE, Ga. – Park rangers recently cracked down on illegally moored boats on the J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The rangers noticed a growing number of boats and personal watercrafts on the shoreline around the reservoir. [Read More]
Published: Nov-14-14

Corps waives day use fees for service members, veterans and their families on Veterans Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at Corps-operated recreation areas at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-28-14

New operating agreement advances collaborative management of regional water resources

ELBERTON, Ga. – Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA), and Duke Energy signed a new operating agreement today defining how water resources will be shared among the Duke Energy and Corps reservoirs in the Savannah River Basin. This operating agreement will increase drought tolerance within the watershed and promote conservation efforts. [Read More]
Published: Oct-17-14

Boundary line maintenance begins at Thurmond Lake

As cooler weather and falling leaves signal fall’s arrival, this season also marks the start of boundary line maintenance at Thurmond Dam. [Read More]
Published: Oct-16-14

Thurmond Marina soil cleanup efforts to begin Oct. 10

SAVANNAH, Ga. – All access points to Thurmond Marina will close Oct. 10 due to recently-discovered petroleum contamination in the soil. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-14

Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level today when pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to 325.85 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering Trigger Level 1 activates the Corps’ drought management plan which limits the discharge rate from the Thurmond Dam. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-14

Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will waive day use fees at Corps-operated recreation areas in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-14
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Contact Information

J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake
510 Clarks Hill Highway
Clarks Hill, SC 29821

Phone Numbers
864-333-1100
or toll free at
1-800-533-3478

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