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  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Corps announces spring turkey hunts for Bussey Point on Thurmond Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host three draw-turkey hunts in the Bussey
  • Automated payment station at Thurmond Lake makes entry easy

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A new automated payment station at Clarks Hill Park at Thurmond Lake will make it easy for visitors to use credit and debit cards to use the area and other areas at the reservoir. The payment station, similar to other such devices at a number of businesses, will dispense passes allowing use and access at any of the Corps of Engineers operated day-use areas on Thurmond Lake.