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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, buoys inspection results at Lake Hartwell

    HARTWELL LAKE, Ga. and S.C. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, recently conducted an “Aids to Navigation” inspection on Hartwell Lake to inventory all buoys, shoal markers and other aids to navigation to ensure proper placement, working condition and visibility.
  • Men’s overconfidence leads to unnecessary drownings

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Nearly 90 percent of drownings at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lakes are adult males and it seems arrogance – thinking they can swim and lame excuses, like life jackets are uncomfortable or unflattering, lead to drownings in many cases.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, holds flood waters at J. Strom Thurmond Dam

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, implemented flood risk management operations at the J. Strom Thurmond Project Dam when rain exceeded forecasted levels through portions of Georgia and South Carolina, which caused the lake and downstream river to rise. Currently, inflows into Augusta and Thurmond are starting to decrease, and spillway gates do not need to be opened.
  • Corps of Engineers to expand parking at Broyles Recreation Area on Lake Hartwell

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will begin construction of an additional parking area at Broyles Recreation Area in Anderson County, South Carolina, beginning the week of April 30, with completion anticipated by July 1. The area will remain open for public use during the duration of the project.
  • Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby kicks off April 22 at Russell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The 29th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby promises to give area youth an opportunity to spend a morning vying for bragging rights April 22 at the Blue Hole Recreation Area at Richard B. Russell Lake.