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Clarks Hill Lake


Clarks Hill Lake is located in both Georgia and South Carolina; in South Carolina it is called J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Clarks Hill Lake is formed by J. Strom Thurmond Dam on the Savannah River twenty-two miles above Augusta. The lake extends a little over 39 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. It covers approximately 71,100 acres and has 1200 miles of shoreline. There are also 250 small islands dotting the surface of the lake. The dam and lake were built between 1946 and 1954, and they comprise the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi River.

Links:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Site
Clarks Hill Lake (Trails.com)

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Clarks Hill Lake
Source: Jim Kundell

Clarks Hill Lake View large image

Clarks Hill Lake
Source: Jim Kundell

Clarks Hill Lake View large image

Clarks Hill Lake
Source: Jim Kundell

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Clarks Hill Lake - Drought Condition
Source: Jim Kundell

Clarks Hill Lake View large image

Clarks Hill Lake - Drought Condition
Source: Jim Kundell