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  • Corps to host youth waterfowl hunts at Richard B. Russell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will conduct five youth waterfowl hunts for the 2018-2019 season at the Richard B. Russell Project Office on Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 22, Jan. 5, and Jan 12 (dates subject to change). Hunters must be at least 9 years old but no older than 16 to participate.
  • Recreation areas on Hartwell Lake to open for hunting

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open four of its larger recreation areas for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2018-2019 Georgia hunting season. These areas include: • Paynes Creek Park, Hart County, Georgia (399 acres) • Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, Hart County, Georgia (410 acres) • New Prospect Park, Hart County, Georgia (34 acres) • Jenkins Ferry Park, Stephens County, Georgia (31 acres)
  • Thurmond Lake announces primitive deer hunt for 2018

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Project Office will hold primitive weapon deer hunts in Bussey Point, located in Lincoln County, Georgia.
  • Thurmond Lake officials seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day 2018

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks individual and group volunteers for the annual Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2018.
  • Corps of Engineers to test spillway gates at Richard B. Russell Dam

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – On June 26 the Corps of Engineers will conduct a required test of the spillway gates at Richard B. Russell Dam on the upper Savannah River. The test will ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam plus people and property downstream.
  • Corps of Engineers to hold public info open house on fish passage at the lock & dam

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Local residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the status of the analysis of the fish passage construction at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. The informational open house will be June 26, led by officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.
  • Corps of Engineers to test spillway gates at Hartwell Dam

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – On June 19 the Corps of Engineers will conduct a required test of the spillway gates at Hartwell Dam on the upper Savannah River. The test will ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam plus people and property downstream.
  • Thurmond Lake officials release new shoreline management plan

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials from the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake Project at Clarks Hill recently released the latest Shoreline Management Plan for the reservoir. The plan went into effect May 1.
  • 30th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby kicks off April 21

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The ever-popular Kids’ Fishing Derby celebrates its 30th year April 21 at the Blue Hole Recreation Area on Russell Lake in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina. Participants must be 15 years old or younger to fish in the netted cove purposefully stocked with fish for the derby.
  • Hartwell Lake seeks used Christmas trees for fish attractors

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 26, 2017, through Jan. 25, 2018.