Corps of Engineers releases draft shoreline management plan for Hartwell Lake

Published April 15, 2019
Updated: April 15, 2019

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.

The Draft SMP and a chart highlighting the proposed changes is posted on the Hartwell Project website at for easy access and review. Public comments will be accepted for 30 days and comments may be submitted via email from the Hartwell Project web site or by mail from April 15 – May 15, 2019. Public comments will be used to help the Corps finalize a new 2019 Hartwell Project SMP to be released later this year. Public comments were instrumental in shaping the “Draft” 2019 SMP.

For additional information, interested persons may contact Zach Harkness, toll-free, at 888-893-0678, ext. 310 or email the project office at


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Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 19-011