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  • Hartwell Lake to open recreation areas for seasonal hunting

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today areas open to hunting at Hartwell Lake for the 2020-2021 Georgia and South Carolina seasons. Four areas in Georgia and nine areas in South Carolina will be open for hunting under hunting laws and regulations established by each state.
  • Thurmond Lake officials schedule primitive weapons deer hunts

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife section will host primitive weapons deer hunts in Bussey Point Corps Management Unit (CMU), located in Lincoln County, Georgia with changes to accommodate pandemic precautions this season.
  • Corps of Engineers conducts dye tests in Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Specialists working with the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began testing the dissolved oxygen injections systems installed along the Savannah River in Effingham and Chatham Counties as part of its ongoing environmental mitigation program for the Savannah River Expansion Project.
  • Comp Study ends: water quality, other concerns, leave drought plan unchanged

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District ended the second interim of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study due to inadequate analysis, a lack of full partnership concurrence on the recommendation and insufficient funding.
  • Group picnic shelters reopen at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Today the US Army Corps of Engineers began accepting new shelter reservations at Thurmond Lake near Augusta, Georgia, and at Hartwell Lake near Hartwell, Georgia, and Anderson, South Carolina. Group shelters are larger, covered picnic areas often used by groups and extended families. The Corps began taking reservations at:
  • Fireworks prohibited on Corps lands and waters

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – With Independence Day approaching, Corps of Engineers officials remind visitors, campers and private dock owners that using fireworks on Corps lands and waters is prohibited by long-standing regulations.
  • Corps of Engineers to reopen day use areas at Hartwell, Thurmond and Russell

    Most day use areas and facilities operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers along the Savannah River reopened June 24, 2020. Beaches in open day use and campground areas also opened June 24, 2020.
  • Corps of Engineers to reopen primitive campgrounds at Thurmond Lake

    Primitive campgrounds Bussey Point and LeRoys Ferry are set to reopen on June 19 at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. All reservations and payments must now be made through Recreation.gov. The camping fee remains $10 per night.
  • Corps of Engineers seeks comments on Brunswick harbor modification study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comment on its draft feasibility report and Environmental Assessment on making modifications to Brunswick harbor to increase transportation efficiencies and reduce costs. The comment period opens on June 9 and closes on July 9, 2020.
  • Savannah harbor deepening sets precedent; four dredges in harbor simultaneously

    The deepening of the Savannah harbor has set a new precedent with four dredges in the harbor