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Crappie hot spots identified at Thurmond Lake

...herring and threadfin and gizzard shad.State biologists said anglers should target the Little River arm or below Richard B. Russell Dam, especially during power generation, which creates a current and stimulates a feeding response."Stripers follow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-17/crappie-hot-spots-identified-
Former congressman enjoys his success

...Barnard joined a group that vowed to save the projects. And it did. "Now here it is 30 years later, and the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake project generate enough power to have paid for it three or four times," Mr. Barnard said. "That...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/26/met_118066.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Augusta State University
Fishing report

...Jocassee's trout. Bluebacks eventually made their way down the Rocky River into Thurmond Lake before construction of Richard B. Russell Dam was completed. The blueback is the best thing that ever happened as far as largemouths, stripers and hybrids...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/22/out_314661.shtml
Outdoors
Senators OK $340 million in spending

...associated with lawsuit between Georgia, South Carolina and Army Corps of Engineers over pump-storage operations at Richard B. Russell Dam.....$100,000 Funds for Augusta Children's Advocacy Center.....$100,000 # *the Senate earmarked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/23/met_308463.shtml
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Barnes plans tax cut, schools

...with lawsuit among Georgia, South Carolina and the Army Corps of Engineers over pump-storage operations at Richard B. Russell Dam - $100,000 Reach Dave Williams at (404) 589-8424.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/03/met_304346.shtml
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Augustans mustn't let dam close

...to (1) shut down the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam and (2) start up the reverse turbines (pumpback) at Richard B. Russell Dam. Here are a few observations from my personal standpoint, for what they may be worth. At least, I can get...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/26/oth_279691.shtml
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A look at the 20th century: 1985

...from Georgia and South Carolina endure the near 100-degree temperatures to attend dedication ceremonies for the Richard B. Russell Dam. Nov. 10: The University of Georgia Bulldogs defeat the University of Florida Gators 24-3 in Jacksonville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/31/met_275881.shtml
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A look at the 20th Century: 1976

...launched an awareness campaign and a civil lawsuit to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from building Richard B. Russell Dam on the Savannah River upstream from Augusta. Dr. Jacqueline Jacobs, executive director of the South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/03/met_271322.shtml
Metro | Lucy C. Laney High School
Try fishing along shore

...abound at Strom Thurmond and Richard B. Russell lakes. For example, there's a sheltered fishing platform below Richard B. Russell Dam on the Georgia side. Anglers use surf-fishing rods and reels and cast heavy bucktails far out into the Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/05/fis_269473.shtml
Fishing
Georgia wildlife technician calls it quits

...the fish attractor program (with Corps of Engineers fisheries biologist Tom Schulte) on Thurmond Lake and the Richard B. Russell Dam pumpback issue. He also documented the use by American shad of the Savannah River above the New Savannah Bluff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/18/oth_259344.shtml
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