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Bobby Brown Park

Bobby Brown Park Elbert County

Courtesy: Bobbybrownpark.com

The ECPR (Elbert County Parks & Recreation) staff are dedicated to serving our community with great customer care and are willing to go out of their way to make sure that you have a great experience in our programs.

We hope you can take time to visit our parks and take a walk, have a picnic, play tennis or simply sit and relax.  The parks are  for you to enjoy during your leisure time.

In July of 2015, ECPR took over operations at Bobby Brown Park which is located on the Southeastern end of Elbert County.  We are excited about this new addition and hope to make it one of the premier outdoor recreation areas in the State of Georgia.

Greg Johnson, Elbert County Director of Parks and Recreation-                                


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Russell Dam, Elbert County

 Richard B. Russell State Park

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LocationRichard B. Russell State Park / Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Coordinates34°01′30″N 82°35′39″W
Construction began1974
Opening date1985
Construction cost$626 million USD
Operator(s)U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, concrete-gravity
ImpoundsSavannah River
Height210 ft (64 m) (thalweg)
Length.98 mi (1.58 km)
Reservoir
CreatesRichard B. Russell Lake
Catchment area2,890 sq mi (7,500 km2)
Surface area26,650 acres (10,780 ha)
Power station
TypePumped-storage
Turbines8 total: 4 x 75 MW (101,000 hp), 4 x 75 MW reversible
Installed capacity600 MW (800,000 hp)
Annual generation

465.5 GWh (1,676 TJ)

Chart courtesy-Wikipedia

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