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Savannah River

Length: 314 miles (505 kilometers)

The Savannah (suh-VAN-uh) River is formed by the confluence of the Tugaloo and Seneca rivers and flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean. With the Tugaloo it forms the entire South Carolina-Georgia state line. Savannah, Georgia, the largest port on the river, is the head of navigation for oceangoing ships. Clark Hill Dam (completed 1954) and Hartwell Dam (1961) above Augusta, Georgia, are part of the Savannah River basin development plan. The United States Atomic Energy Commission’s Savannah River plant is also on the river in South Carolina. The lower 25 miles of the river are dredged by the U.S. Corps of Engineers to maintain access by container ships to the Port of Savannah.

Lake Hartwell is a reservoir bordering Georgia and South Carolina and is created by Hartwell Dam. As one of the southeast's largest and most popular recreation lakes, it is located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah. Extending 49 miles up the Tugaloo and 45 miles up the...
    Full Pool: 660.0 MSL     Area: 56,000 Acres      Printed Lake Hartwell Map

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...
    Full Pool: 475.0 MSL     Area: 26,650 Acres      Printed Richard B. Russell Lake Map

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, (also known as Clarks Hill Lake), is one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation and is the Largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake east of the Mississippi River. 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 Litt...
    Full Pool: 330.0 MSL     Area: 71,100 Acres      Printed Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake Map