• 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
  • 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.