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Recreation areas on Hartwell Lake to open for hunting

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open four of its larger recreation areas for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2018-2019 Georgia hunting season. These areas include: • Paynes Creek Park, Hart County, Georgia (399 acres) • Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, Hart County, Georgia (410 acres) • New Prospect Park, Hart County, Georgia (34 acres) • Jenkins Ferry Park, Stephens County, Georgia (31 acres) [Read More]
Published: Aug-30-18

Lake Russell officials seek volunteers for annual clean-up day

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Richard B. Russell Lake seeks volunteers for the annual National Public Lands Day clean-up event to be held Sept. 22. The Corps of Engineers holds the event in conjunction with Georgia’s Rivers Alive program. Volunteers are being sought to gather litter and debris along the shoreline and islands in and around Russell Lake anytime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Aug-23-18

Construction may disrupt some waterways in the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge through October 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Boaters using the Savannah River, the Middle River and the Little Back River through the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will encounter extensive construction near Rifle Cut and McCoy’s Cut during the next 13 months. Boaters are urged to remain clear from all construction equipment and to exercise extreme caution while in the construction area. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-18

Thurmond Lake officials announce seasonal closing of certain recreation sites

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Certain recreation sites at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake will close or partially close for the season between Sept. 4 and Sept. 30. [Read More]
Published: Aug-20-18

Thurmond Lake announces primitive deer hunt for 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Project Office will hold primitive weapon deer hunts in Bussey Point, located in Lincoln County, Georgia. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-18

Savannah harbor, Tybee Island beach, others to receive additional funds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has received additional funds through a [Read More]
Published: Jul-19-18

Thurmond Lake remains open and safe after sewage spill; only small area impacted

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Swim beaches, boat ramps, campgrounds and other recreation areas at Thurmond Lake remain open and safe today after a sewage spill in McCormick County contaminated a small area of water and shoreline Monday. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-18

Thurmond Lake officials seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks individual and group volunteers for the annual Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Jul-16-18

Corps of Engineers to test spillway gates at Richard B. Russell Dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – On June 26 the Corps of Engineers will conduct a required test of the spillway gates at Richard B. Russell Dam on the upper Savannah River. The test will ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam plus people and property downstream. [Read More]
Published: Jun-20-18

Corps of Engineers to hold public info open house on fish passage at the lock & dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Local residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the status of the analysis of the fish passage construction at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. The informational open house will be June 26, led by officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-18
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