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Elbert County Parks

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-                                


Russell Dam, Elbert County

 Richard B. Russell State Park

USACE Richard B Russell Dam and Lake.jpg

Location

Richard B. Russell State Park / Elbert County, Georgia, USA

Coordinates

34°01′30″N 82°35′39″W

Construction began

1974

Opening date

1985

Construction cost

$626 million USD

Operator(s)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dam and spillways

Type of dam

Embankment, concrete-gravity

Impounds

Savannah River

Height

210 ft (64 m) (thalweg)

Length

.98 mi (1.58 km)

Reservoir

Creates

Richard B. Russell Lake

Catchment area

2,890 sq mi (7,500 km2)

Surface area

26,650 acres (10,780 ha)

Power station

Type

Pumped-storage

Turbines

8 total: 4 x 75 MW (101,000 hp), 4 x 75 MW reversible

Installed capacity

600 MW (800,000 hp)

Annual generation

465.5 GWh (1,676 TJ)

Chart courtesy-Wikipedia


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