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The purpose of Russell Lake and how it’s different

By Rashida Banks, Public Affairs Specialist The last built of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers three multipurpose dam and lake projects, Richard B. Russell was designed to support hydropower, recreation, water supply, flood control, and fish and wildlife conservation. … Continue reading

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Corps reuses water to create electricity by increasing pump back operations at Russell Dam

This year (2011) marked a milestone in water management on the upper Savannah River when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District began operating three reversible turbines at the Richard B. Russell Dam near Elberton, Ga., throughout the summer. Reversible … Continue reading

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