• Fire temporarily closes Thurmond Dam & Lake visitor center

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Thurmond Dam and Lake visitor center and offices are closed due to a small fire
  • Thurmond Lake officials seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day 2019

    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. 28, 2019. Volunteers will work on a variety of projects including debris cleanup, brush clearing, and trail and park maintenance along the shoreline, islands, recreation areas, coves, old road ends and bridge areas.
  • Corps sets Thurmond Lake 2019 primitive deer hunt dates

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife section announced the dates for the autumn primitive weapon deer hunts in Bussey Point Management Area, located in Lincoln County, Georgia.
  • Corps of Engineers to study Augusta’s ‘training wall’ in Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – An underwater wall installed in the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia, more than a century ago will be the subject of a just-funded study by the Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District. The so-called “training wall” in the Savannah River runs from just downstream of 8th Street and ends 1,800 feet downstream of Boathouse Community Center. It aided commercial shipping in the 20th century by keeping the navigation channel deep for the port in Augusta on the Georgia side of the river.
  • Army Corps Announces Administrative Fee Changes

    Atlanta, Ga. – Beginning 1 January 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, will implement a revised administrative fee schedule resulting in a total cost of $835 for a dock and land based facilities at its reservoirs and along certain federal waterways in the Southeastern United States.
  • Tests on first dissolved oxygen injection system indicate successful results

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has completed tests on its
  • Hartwell Lake campgrounds and day-use areas to open May 1

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Beginning May 1, 10 campgrounds or day-use areas at Hartwell Dam and Lake will open for the recreation season, according to Army Corps of Engineers officials.
  • Corps of Engineers releases draft shoreline management plan for Hartwell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Savannah District, seeks public comments on the “Draft” 2019 Hartwell Project Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The SMP provides guidance and information for the public regarding which facilities/activities can be authorized on public lands and waters adjacent to Hartwell Lake. The Corps last formally revised the SMP in 2007.
  • 31st annual Kids’ Fishing Derby comes to Russell Lake May 4

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Richard B. Russell Project Office, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Lake Russell Recreation and Tourism Coalition, will host the 31st Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, Saturday, May 4.
  • Thurmond Lake officials announce seasonal openings of recreation sites

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Recreation sites at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake will open for the 2019 season on a