Lake Hartwell


Lake Hartwell

Infobox lake
lake_name = Lake Hartwell
image_lake = Lake Hartwell.jpg
caption_lake = A finger of the lake extends into Clemson, SC.
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location = Georgia/South Carolina
coords = coord|34.46524|N|82.845497|W|type:waterbody_region:US|display=inline,title
type = reservoir
inflow = Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers
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basin_countries = United States
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area = 56,000 acres (230 km²)
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Lake Hartwell is an artificial lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers. The lake is created by Hartwell Dam located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah. Extending 49 miles up the Tugaloo and 45 miles up the Seneca at normal pool elevation, The lake comprises nearly 56,000 acres (230 km²) of water with a shoreline of 962 miles. The entire Hartwell “Project” contains 76,450 acres (309 km²) of land and water. I-85 bisects Hartwell Lake and makes the area easily accessible to visitors. [http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell/intro.htm Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake and Dam information page] ]

Lake Hartwell is named for the American Revolutionary War figure Nancy Hart. [http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell/hart.htm Army Corps of Engineers - Nancy Hart-Revolutionary War Heroine] ]

2008 Bassmasters Classic

Lake Hartwell hosted the 2008 Bassmasters Classic from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2008. The Feb. 22 edition of Mike and Mike in the Morningwas hosted on the shores of Lake Hartwell at Portman Shoals Marina,located about 3 miles from I-85 at SC exit 14. [http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/tournaments/classic/news/story?page=b_classic_Mike_and_Mike Mike & Mike Show] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.lakehartwellsplash.com Lake Hartwell Splash]
* [http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell/hartmap.htm U.S. Army Corps of Engineers map]
* [http://www.oconeecountry.com/hartwellpicturemap.html Lake Hartwell and Vicinity Information and Map]
* [http://www.hartwelllkeproperties.com Hartwell Lake Real-Estate]


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