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Members of a temporary emergency power team track critical facilities awaiting assessments during a regional power mission exercise conducted July 20 at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The team replicated a temporary emergency power deployment in response to a simulated natural disaster. The three-day training and exercise tested the team's ability to execute temporary emergency power operations.
Temporary emergency power team readies for hurricane season
A temporary emergency power team track critical facilities awaiting assessments during a regional power mission exercise conducted July 20 at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Maintenance workers at the Hartwell Power Plant perform repairs on Unit 5 during a scheduled bienniel inspection in June 2016. The team cuts costs and improves operational efficiency by rehabilitating deficient generators in-house rather than outsourcing to contracting partners. These self-sustaining measures improve operational efficiency and prevent burnouts among the team and inside generators.
Hartwell power plant repairs increase efficiency, cuts costs
A maintenance team is improving operational efficiency and cutting costs at the Hartwell Dam Power Plant by rehabilitating deficient generators. Recently, staff thwarted the imminent failure of unit 4 when several burnt coils were discovered during scheduled biennial outages. The timely discovery resulted in an economical response that returned the unit online within its established biennial outage.
Social Vulnerability Index showing sources of vulnerability by census track
A new resource for USACE: How to identify and engage socially vulnerable populations
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Deliberately focusing on people from lower socio-economic backgrounds clustered near civil works projects eases the job of gaining public approval, according to Corps experts’ recent study.
An endangered wood stork comes in for a landing at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina.
Listening to the pulse of the Savannah River
The intersection of good food sources and habitat make the Lowcountry a birder’s (and painter’s) paradise. Both factors depend heavily on the heartbeat of the Savannah River.

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Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

SAVANNAH, Ga. –The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level today when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering Trigger Level 1 activates the Corps’ drought management plan which limits the discharge rate from the Thurmond Dam.
Published: 7/25/2016

Cleanup for a cause on National Public Lands Day

CLARKS HILL, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to volunteer for the annual Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24, 2016.
Published: 7/22/2016

“Show your badge, get in free” campaign recognizes police officers

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The J. Strom Thurmond Project recognizes the brave efforts of law enforcement officials with a “Show your badge, get in free” campaign which grants off-duty police officers and their family free entry to day use parks. The campaign concludes Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5.
Published: 7/22/2016

Campground advocate drives effort to reopen Leroy’s Ferry Campground

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The efforts of a single volunteer have helped Thurmond Lake officials reopen Leroy’s Ferry Campground, a primitive Corps-operated campground located near Willington, South Carolina, after closing for nearly two and a half years due to recreation budget limitations. The campsite reopened to the public on July 1, 2016.
Published: 7/18/2016

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