• July

    Corps of Engineers Temporarily Closes Morrahs Boat Ramp

    CLARKS HILL, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam Project Office announces a temporary closure of Morrahs Boat Ramp, located in Elbert, Georgia, beginning Monday, July 15, 2024, until Wednesday, July 17, 2024.
  • June

    West Dam Day Use Area Beach #1 at J. Strom Thurmond Temporarily Closed

    APPLING, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Project has temporarily closed Beach #1 at West Dam Day Use Area due to a public safety concern resulting from exposed metal wires and rocks.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah, Mobile Districts Unite on $1million Risk, Resiliency, Water Line Condition Assessment Study for city of Atlanta

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah and Mobile Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are collaborating on a $1 million Risk, Resiliency, and Water Line Condition Assessment Study for the City of Atlanta. This initiative, under the ‘Army Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to States Authority,’ aims to evaluate risks and enhance the resiliency of the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management's drinking water system.
  • Corps of Engineers plans for more work at Buxton FUDS property

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct geophysical work to identify any potential fuel distribution components remaining at the Buxton Naval Facility, a Formerly Used Defense Site property located within Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Dare County, North Carolina, as soon as late June, or early July 2024.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assists city of Atlanta with Water Infrastructure Assessment

    SAVANNAH, Ga – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a support team to assist the City of Atlanta in dealing with the next steps of the water crisis in Atlanta, June 4, 2024.
  • May

    Hartwell Lake day-use fees must be paid by credit, debit card at automated fee stations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Now that warm weather is here, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, at Hartwell Lake and Dam Project Office would like to remind park visitors to bring a debit or credit card to pay for the use of a boat ramp and/or visits to day-use parks, as cash isn’t accepted at the automated fee stations.
  • Buxton FUDS pipe removal work completed, results pending

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has completed the pipe removal work at the former Buxton Naval Facility Formerly Used Defense Sites property in Dare County North Carolina, but results from soil sampling, which will identify the next steps, are still pending.
  • USACE introduces new Regulatory Request System online application portal

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is introducing its new Regulatory Request System, an online application portal that allows the public to submit permit applications and other information when requesting permission to dredge, fill or conduct activities in jurisdictional wetlands and waters of the U.S.
  • Morrahs Boat Ramp temporarily closed

    Clarks Hill, SC. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Lake announces a temporary closure of Morrahs Boat Ramp. The temporary closure dates are below:
  • Army Corps of Engineers invites Buxton community to meeting

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in coordination with the Dare County Board of Commissioners, would like to invite the Buxton community to a public meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 6 p.m. in the Fessenden Center, located at 46830 North Carolina Highway 12, Buxton, North Carolina.
  • Contract to remove potential source of petroleum awarded ahead of schedule

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division and the Savannah District conducted a site visit to Buxton, North Carolina, May 1, 2024, to meet with representatives from the National Park Service and Dare County to evaluate current conditions at the Formerly Used Defense Site Buxton Naval Facility and discuss agency and public concerns regarding the reported petroleum contamination. Since the visit, a contract to remove a pipe to determine if it’s the source of the reported petroleum was awarded ahead of schedule.
  • April

    Register for Richard B. Russell Lake 34th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – It’s time to register for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Richard B. Russell Project Office’s 34th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby set to take place Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the freshly stocked Calhoun Falls Bank Fishing area, located on Hwy. 72 in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina.
  • March

    Corps of Engineers completes report on Buxton Beach contamination

    BUXTON, N.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has completed its Summary Report of site visits occurring from September 2023 through February 2024 on a section of shoreline in Buxton, N.C., at the former U.S. Navy facility.
  • Corps of Engineers to Test Spillway Gates at Lake Hartwell Dam March 13

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Dam safety officials from the Savannah District, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, will test the spillway gates at one hydropower dam on the Savannah River tomorrow.
  • Annual Passes Now Available at Hartwell, Thurmond Lakes

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces annual passes are now available at Hartwell, and J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project Visitors Centers.
  • February

    WVU Tech alumni honored, a Modern-Day Technology Leader, at STEM Conference

    SAVANNAH, GA. – Richard Thomas, area engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District's, Robins Area Office in Warner Robins, Georgia, was honored as a Modern-Day Technology Leader during a ceremony at the BEYA STEM Annual Conference held Feb. 16, 2024, in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Public Meeting Set to Address Explosive Hazards at Former Conway BGR, Project 01

    CONWAY, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a Proposed Plan (PP) to present to the public, specifying the Corps of Engineers’ preferred alternative to address explosive hazards at the Former Conway Bombing and Gunnery Range (Conway BGR) – Project 01, located in Horry County, South Carolina.
  • January

    Some Annual Passes Unavailable at Hartwell, Russell, Thurmond Lakes

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces some annual passes are temporarily not available at Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes Project Visitors Centers.
  • Hartwell, Russell, Thurmond Lakes no longer in drought level 2 operations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes have come out of drought level 2 and are now back in drought level 1 operations due to the recent rain over the Savannah River System Basin.
  • Army Corps Waives Day Use Fees at Thurmond, Hartwell Lakes for MLK Day

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 Army Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide, to include Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2024.