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  • Hartwell Lake closes Singing Pines boat ramp

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Corps of Engineers officials at Hartwell Lake have closed all access at Singing Pines Recreation Area, including the roadway leading to the boat ramp parking area, in response to repeated trespassing of the adjacent closed day-use area and public safety issues along the park entrance road and the boat ramp parking area.
  • COE to reopen additional boat ramps, some campgrounds

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Phased reopening of campgrounds and additional boat ramps at reservoirs owned and operated by the Army Corps of Engineers along the Savannah River will take place May 15 and May 18, 2020. Playgrounds, beaches, shelters and life jacket loaner stands will remain closed until further notice. Visitor centers at all three projects will remain closed to the public.
  • USVI and Army Corps of Engineers to construct COVID alternate care facility in St. Croix

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – In a joint effort, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cooperate to construct an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) for COVID 19 patients at the National Guard Regional Training Institute in St. Croix beginning April 18, 2020.
  • Clean-up of former Camp Croft begins with signing of $36.5 million contract

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Work to clean up former Camp Croft near Spartanburg, South Carolina, will begin soon following the April 1 signing of a contract between the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a joint venture of Weston Solutions, Inc., of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and Zapata Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Army Corps report recommends removal of Savannah River training wall

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recommends removing the training wall in the Savannah River which runs roughly down the center of the river for more than a mile through Augusta, Georgia, and North Augusta, South Carolina. The underwater wall was built in the early 20th century to aid commercial navigation.
  • Thurmond closes 3 more boat ramps due to corona virus

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at J. Strom Thurmond Lake have closed an additional three boat ramps in cooperation with local law enforcement to help achieve the national individual distancing standards set by the government. Officials previously closed the visitors center and all restrooms, campgrounds and day-use areas (and boat ramps inside those areas) at the reservoir.
  • Corps of Engineers squashes rumors about reservoir access

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps with gates are closed. Boat ramps without gates remain OPEN. Bank fishing remains OPEN.
  • Corps of Engineers restricts use of Savannah River campgrounds, day-use areas

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced
  • Memorandum of Agreement for historic structures affected by the fish passage near Augusta, Georgia, released for public review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, posted a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today
  • Corps of Engineers: Savannah River to exceed channel capacity within hours

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expect the Savannah River below Thurmond Dam to exceed channel capacity by this evening due to recent rainfall causing a significant increase in local inflow. In other words, the Savannah River below Thurmond will see higher and faster flows, with water overflowing the riverbank. In anticipation of these increased natural flows, Corps officials reduced the water releases from the J. Strom Thurmond Dam (JST) near Augusta, Georgia. By reducing the releases from Thurmond Dam, Corps officials avoid contributing to local flooding risks.