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Butler Creek Reservoir is a man-made lake located in Fort Gordon, GA. The reservoir was built in 1956 by the US Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and as a source of water for the military base. The reservoir covers an area of 200 acres and has a maximum depth of 60 feet. It is fed by Butler Creek, a small stream that flows into the lake.

Butler Creek Reservoir is also an important source of water for the surrounding communities, including Augusta and Richmond County. The reservoir's water level is maintained by surface flows from Butler Creek and the nearby Rocky Creek, as well as snowpack from the surrounding mountains.

The reservoir is used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. It is also used for agriculture, particularly for irrigation of crops and for livestock watering. The reservoir has been stocked with a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, making it a popular destination for anglers.

June 16, 2024







Elevation Of Reservoir Water Surface Above Datum, Ft 24hr Change 0.58%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 24.37 ft
Maximum 45.89 ft
Average 27 ft
Dam_Height 45
Hydraulic_Height 42
Drainage_Area 13
Year_Completed 1970
Nid_Storage 2619
River_Or_Stream Butler Creek
Structural_Height 42
Foundations Unlisted/Unknown
Surface_Area 98
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates None
Dam_Length 760
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 45

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