Water In Georgia - Lake Hartwell

Drought Plan For Thurmond

07/15/2017 - Cartoon (source: Augusta Chronicle)

Angler reels in woman's purse lost 25 years ago, contents still intact

07/10/2017 - An angler on an Upstate lake reeled in a purse that was stolen from a boat 25 years ago, the owner's daughter said. Abby Bolt said her mother, April Deanhardt and her dad, Kyle Bolt, docked their boat in a cove on Lake Hartwell to go to a family get-together at the Hartwell Villas. She said before they left the boat, they spotted two fishermen nearby, but her mother decided to leave her purse in the boat anyway. (source: 4 WYFF)

No-Info Rule Expanded For Elite Series, Classic

07/07/2017 - Effective immediately, the same applies to the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, which is slated for Lake Hartwell next March. Additionally, anglers who earn a provisional invitation to the Classic via a Bassmaster Open win may not solicit or receive information about Hartwell. B.A.S.S. tournament director Trip Weldon cited an angler survey that indicated more than 80 percent of Elite Series competitors favored an extended "no-information" period. (source: BassFan)

Good Samaritan recounts helping owner of boat explosion on Lake Hartwell

07/04/2017 - A man made it to safety after his boat went up in flames on Lake Hartwell thanks to the help of a Good Samaritan. It all started around 2 p.m. Sunday as Noah Cooner helped a boat owner get his boat started as he waited for his brother to come back with a new battery for his own boat. But moments later, there was a loud boom and the boat went up in smoke.

Carolinas have two lakes in Bassmaster's Top 12 In The Nation list

07/02/2017 - Each year, Bassmaster Magazine conducts research on fishing lakes throughout the nation, and ranks them into a list of the 100 Best Bass Lakes. Clarks Hill is 17th, Lake Wateree is number 20, and Lake Hartwell sits in the 21st spot. (source: Carolina Sportsman)

Hartwell again ranked among nation's best bass waters

06/30/2017 - Lake Hartwell has been ranked again among the top 100 bass fishing lakes in the nation, and among the top 25 in the Southeast. The 56,000-acre lake on the South Carolina-Georgia border is the 21st-best spot in the Southeast for reeling in bass, according to B.A.S.S., an organization that has compiled a top-100 list annually since 2012. (source: Independent Mail, part of the USA Today Network)

Hartwell Water Supply Issue (Algae)

06/21/2017 - Since at least 2014, system officials have had seasonal battles with algae in Lake Hartwell, the key source that provides up to 48 million gallons of water daily to more than a dozen Upstate utilities. ... Several restaurants in and around Anderson have taken to serving bottled water, or have invested in separate filtering systems for the water they serve. (source: The State)

Fishing - Milligan: Fox leads Florida to team victory

06/21/2017 - Kyle Fox of Lakeland has an outside shot of making the field for the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic. Then on Friday, he finished with the highest three-day weight on Team Florida - 10 fishermen representing the Florida B.A.S.S. Federation Nation. That qualified Fox for the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina Oct. 19-21. (source: News Chief)

Improvements coming to Lakes Thurmond and Hartwell parks

06/16/2017 - Upgrades are happening to parks all around Lakes Thurmond and Hartwell. Some improvements are things the public will notice and others will go toward keeping the lakes fit for recreation, for years to come. (source: Fox 54 News NOW)

Corps rolling out proposals for new drought management plan

06/15/2017 - Lake Hartwell, Thurmond and RBR users have until mid-July to look over possible changes to how the Corps of Engineers copes with drought conditions The recommendations come from two-plus years' work by the Corps, The Nature Conservancy and state natural resource staffs in South Carolina and Georgia. Six different options were looked at, as well as making no changes at all. (source: Independent Mail - part of the USA Today Network)

Ethanol's E-15 bad for small engines

05/18/2017 - The American Sportfishing Association through its Keep America Fishing program has issued a warning to boat owners or anyone who uses any gasoline-powered outdoor equipment ... The problems are that corn oil derivative called ethanol and a federal program called the Renewable Fuel Standard. (source: The Augusta Chronicle)