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Savannah River is subject of two recent studies

...of Engineers.The ramp was closed March 24 for safety reasons while contractors repaired a rock jetty near the Richard B. Russell Dam. The boat ramp area was used as an access point for contractor staff and equipment during the repair work. Following...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-07-05/savannah-river
Butler Derrick, former SC congressman, dies

...of gun-control legislation and abortion rights. He also drew criticism when he opposed construction of the Richard B. Russell Dam, a fight he lost.At the end of his time in office, he said, his biggest highlights were ones that rarely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-05/butler-derrick-former-sc-cong
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
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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
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