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USACE Reopens Sawnee Campground

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Date: 2/15/2014

Release no. 13-033ContactLisa Parker251-690-2505lisa.a.parker@usace.army.milMOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to pick

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Improving Fish Habitats on Lanier

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Date: 1/1/2014

By Jeff Emmert, Chief Ranger This time of year, especially when we are getting single digit temperatures, it is hard to get motivated to get out on the water to try that favorite fishing hole. However, those who enjoy fishing know that now is the time of the year to be thinking about fish habitat for the season and future

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Rain was big weather story for Augusta in 2013

Augusta Chronicle

Date: 12/29/2013 5:18:00 PM

Heavy summer rains frustrated farmers and event planners in record-setting fashion in 2013. Augusta had its wettest June in history with 10.78 inches, and rainfall through July and August gave the area its third highest total ever over those

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Canadian nuke waste to be reprocessed at SC's SRS

WRDW-TV

Date: 12/22/2013 6:16:00 PM

The Greenville News reports the Savannah River Site near Aiken will start receiving convoys of the highly radioactive liquid waste containing weapons-grade uranium sometime next year. The waste comes from the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada. It was part

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Corps Continues Enforcement of Timber Trespass, Tree Removal

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Date: 12/1/2013

By ernest Noe, Chief Ranger Did you know that it is illegal to remove trees from public lands surrounding Lake Lanier? It’s just like going on your neighbor’s property and cutting down trees. The US Army Corps of e

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• River: Elm Fork Trinity River
• Surface Area: 29,593 Acres
• Shoreline: 183 Miles
• Length: 6 Miles
Lewisville Lake is a reservoir located in North Texas (USA) on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County near Lewisville. The lake is primarily used recreationally for boating and watercraft, however, it was built for flood control purposes and to serve as a water source for Dallas and its suburbs.

It is generally murky with extremely low visibility. The water by the dam is clear with a visibility of 2 to 3 feet (~1 m).

The lake has many facilities for overnight camping and fishing—the black bass lake record was broken three times in 2006.

In 1991, the City of Denton installed a hydropower facility at Lewisville Dam. The single horizontal S-Shaped Kaplan unit is capable of producing 2893 kilowatts, and is connected to the grid via the Brazos River Distribution Authority.

The lake is very close to a large population base in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, so during the summer months, the lake can become extremely crowded. For a number of years Lewisville Lake was ranked the most dangerous lake in Texas due to the number of accidents and fatalities which occurred. Most of the fatalities are from individuals enjoying the day at the many parks around the lake and going too far out in the water. The number of actual boating accidents on the lake is fairly low. Adding to the danger for boats and other recreational watercraft, the lake contains numerous shallow areas with exposed and submerged trunks and other water hazards. Other recreation around the lake also includes a few areas for public hunting of water fowl and feral hogs (archery only).

On the lake, there are five marinas: Eagle Point Marina, Pier 121, Cottonwood Creek Marina, Dallas Cornthian Yacht Club, and Lakeview Marina, and two restaurant/bars: Sneaky Pete's and Charlie's. Charlie's has a nice outdoor patio on the water but the service can be an issue along with long delays on food orders (small Kitchen). In addition, Charlie's is more of a seasonal place, closed from January through early March.

Party Cove located in near the old dam is home to the weekend revelers.
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