Originally created 10/01/00

Note reasons for Lake Thurmond



Concerning Larry Newman's Sept. 5 letter about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thurmond Lake was built for two purposes:

To generate power.

To provide flood control.

It was not built for water skiing, fast bass boats or to keep the water level up around docks on the lake.

Since 1990 the Corps has cut the discharge from Thurmond Lake Dam when they are not generating power. The water level has ruined the fishing below the dam and Stephens Creek.

The water leaves fish beds in the hot sun and weeds and moss have covered the edges. The only thing the Corps is doing wrong is not letting off enough water to the 1990 level.

Mark Hall Jr., North Augusta