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Hartwell Lake

Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Savannah District

 
 
Hartwell Lake Markers image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
1. Hartwell Lake Markers
Inscription.
Project Data
The Hartwell Project, second in a series of multi-purpose projects planned for the Savannah River Basin, was constructed between October 1955 and December 1963 at a cost of about $90,000,000. The concrete dam rises 204 feet above the streambed. The main dam, including earth fill portions is 3.37 miles long. At full power, the reservoir is 660 feet above mean sea level with a surface area of 55,950 acres and contains enough water to cover 2,549,600 acres to a depth of one foot.

Power -- The power plant is designed for five generating units, four 66,000 kilowatt unis have been installed and produce 264,000 kilowatts of power or enough to supply the needs of a quarter million people. When the fifth unit is installed, the total capacity of the plant will be 380,000 kilowatts.

Flood Control -- Hartwell Project regulates stream flow from a drainage area of 2,086 square miles, with an average annual rainfall of over 62 inches. 298,00 acre feet above elevation 660 is reserved for use in controlling floods.

Recreation -- The reservoir extends about 48 miles up Tugaloo River and 34 miles up Seneca River from the dam site and at full power pool has a shoreline of 962 miles. Numerous recreation areas for public use, including tent and trailer camps, marinas,
Hartwell Lake Marker<br>Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
2. Hartwell Lake Marker
Left Inscription
launching ramps, scenic overlooks, and picnic areas are located around the reservoir. A museum display located at the reservoir management office and the powerhouse below the dam are both open to the public.
 
Location. 34° 22.067′ N, 82° 48.95′ W. Marker is in Starr, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 29. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small park located north of the Overlook Walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Starr SC 29684, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louie Morris Memorial Bridge (approx. one mile away in Georgia); Ruhamah United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nancy Hart (approx. 5.6 miles away in Georgia); Roberts Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Broken V (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County World War I Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County World War II & Korean War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.8 miles away in Georgia).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Hartwell. Lake Hartwell is a man-made
Hartwell Lake Marker<br>Center Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
3. Hartwell Lake Marker
Center Inscription
reservoir bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers > Savannah District > Hartwell Lake and Dam. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963, the authorized purposes are flood risk management, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation, hydropower production, fish and wildlife protection, and recreation. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. 50th birthday bash set for Hartwell Lake and Dam. Hartwell Lake’s birthday could be marked several ways. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Political fight accompanied creation of Hartwell Lake. A plaque on a bluff overlooking the Hartwell Dam lists six names. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. 50 years later, Hartwell Dam stands out for engineering feats. Electrical engineer Amos Terry was standing in Hartwell Dam's control room in February 1961 when a co-worker for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urged him to press a button. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Hartwell Lake Marker<br>Right Marker<br>Map of Lake Hartwell image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
4. Hartwell Lake Marker
Right Marker
Map of Lake Hartwell
Hartwell Lake Markers image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
5. Hartwell Lake Markers
Defaced Hartwell Marker<br>Its Inscriptions are Unknown<br>South Carolina Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
6. Defaced Hartwell Marker
Its Inscriptions are Unknown
South Carolina Side
Nearby Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
7. Nearby Picnic Area
Hartwell Lake 50th Anniversary Marker<br>Georgia Side Near Dam Base image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
8. Hartwell Lake 50th Anniversary Marker
Georgia Side Near Dam Base
Hartwell Lake 50th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
9. Hartwell Lake 50th Anniversary Marker
Hartwell Lake<br>From Overlook Walkway<br>South Carolina Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 2, 2012
10. Hartwell Lake
From Overlook Walkway
South Carolina Side
Hartwell Dam<br>From Overlook Walkway<br>South Carolina Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 2, 2012
11. Hartwell Dam
From Overlook Walkway
South Carolina Side
Hartwell Dam<br>Georgia Shore image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, 155
12. Hartwell Dam
Georgia Shore
Hartwell Dam<br>U.S. Highway 29 Bridge<br>Georgia Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
13. Hartwell Dam
U.S. Highway 29 Bridge
Georgia Side
Hartwell Dam<br>From Base<br>Georgia Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
14. Hartwell Dam
From Base
Georgia Side
Shoals at the Dam Base<br>Starting Waters of Richard B. Russell Lake image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
15. Shoals at the Dam Base
Starting Waters of Richard B. Russell Lake
Louie Morris Memorial Bridge<br>U.S. Highway 29 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2012
16. Louie Morris Memorial Bridge
U.S. Highway 29
Stairway to Overlook Walkway<br>South Carolina Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 2, 2012
17. Stairway to Overlook Walkway
South Carolina Side
Overlook Walkway<br>Dam in Center Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 2, 2012
18. Overlook Walkway
Dam in Center Right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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