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Savannah River


For more on the Savannah River, see the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

The Savannah River orginates in Hart County at the confluence of the Tugaloo River and Seneca River (Seneca is in South Carolina). This confluence also forms Lake Hartwell. From Lake Hartwell the Savannah River flows southward for over 300 miles, forming the Georgia/South Carolina border. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Savannah. Along with the Tugaloo River, the Broad River is also a tributary of the Savannah.

Links:

Savannah River (Georgia River Network)
Savannah Riverkeeper
Savannah River (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
Savannah River (Land Margin Ecosystem Research, University of Georgia)
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Savannah River Group (Sierra Club)
Lower Savannah River Alliance
Augusta Canal
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Central Savannah River Land Trust
Savannah River Center for Applied Studies in Natural Resources and the Environment (U.S. Forest Service)

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Savannah River Map
Source: Reid McCallister and Charles Pou

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Savannah River Below Hartwell, Georgia
Source: Jim Kundell

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Savannah River North of Augusta, Georgia
Source: Jim Kundell

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Diversion Dam and Headgates where Augusta Canal Starts from the Savannah River
Source: Bill Davis

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Savannah River at Night in Savannah
Source: Harry Hayes