• 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.
  • December

    Thurmond Lake Visitor Center Closure Dates

    CLARKS HILL, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Project Visitor Center will be closed on the following dates: Dec. 23-25, 2023 Dec. 30-31, 2023 Jan. 1, 2024 Jan. 20-21, 2024 Jan. 27-28, 2024
  • Don’t Throw Away Christmas Trees; Recycle Them at Hartwell, Thurmond Lakes

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife Section will accept real Christmas Trees for recycling as fish habitat at J. Strom Thurmond Lake from Dec. 18, 2023, through Jan. 14, 2024, and at Hartwell Dam and Lake Project from Dec. 26, 2023, through Jan. 26, 2024.
  • Corps Seeks Twin Lakes Campground Park Attendant at Hartwell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Hartwell Dam and Lake Project, has a campground park attendant contract position open at the Twin Lakes Campground in Pendleton, South Carolina.
  • November

    Savannah District’s Deputy Engineer Named Civilian of the Year

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Erik Blechinger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Deputy District Engineer for Planning, Programs and Project Management, received the 2023 Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award during the USACE National Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C., Nov. 29, 2023.
  • Corps of Engineers to Host Youth Waterfowl Hunts at Richard B. Russell Lake

    ELBERTON, Ga. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, will conduct youth waterfowl hunts at the Richard B. Russell Project during the months of December and January for participants 9-16 years old.
  • Boundary Line Maintenance at J. Strom Thurmond Project

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Workers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, at J. Strom Thurmond Project have begun work to inspect and re-paint approximately 50 miles of the existing boundary line trees with bright orange paint, normally a 4-inch band around half of each tree. The work will continue through the autumn and winter and wrap up before spring arrives.
  • Upper Savannah River Reservoirs Enter Drought Level 2

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs on the upper Savannah River Basin operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, declared the second flow reduction in two months in response to the pool elevation at Lake Thurmond dipping below Drought Trigger Level 2, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023.
  • October

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Works to Address Petroleum Soil Found Along Shoreline at Buxton

    BUXTON, N.C. (USACE) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has completed its initial analysis of historical documentation, information gathered during site visits and soil samples since peat balls containing petroleum appeared in September on a section of shoreline in Buxton, N.C., near the former U.S. Navy facility.
  • Road Construction Complete: Parksville Day Use Area Now Open

    Parksville, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Project announces that Parksville Day Use Area has reopened.
  • September

    Group Picnic Shelter Reservations Extended at Hartwell Lake

    HARTWELL, GA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District’s, Hartwell Lake Project Office, announces Group Picnic Shelter Reservations have been extended at Big Oaks and Broyles Recreation Areas.
  • Upper Savannah River Reservoirs Enter Drought Level 1

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs on the Upper Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, declared the first drought level Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in response to the pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipping below 326.0 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl).
  • Hartwell Lake Seeks Volunteers for Annual National Public Lands Cleanup

    HARTWELL, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Hartwell Dam and Lake Project Office is seeking volunteers for the fall “Splash Away the Trash” event on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, in support of National Public Lands Day.
  • August

    NEWS RELEASE: UPDATE - West Dam Rec Area and Bartram Trail Now Open

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake has restored service to the main water line and reopened access to West Dam Recreation Area and the Bartram Trail at West Dam, effective immediately.
  • Temporary Closure: West Dam Recreation Area, Bartram Trail at West Dam on Thurmond

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake has closed access to West Dam Recreation Area and the Bartram Trail at West Dam effective immediately, Aug. 25th, 2023, due to a main water line leak.
  • Volunteer Opportunity at Army Corps’ Thurmond Lake - Cleanup for National Public Lands Day

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam Project Office seeks individual and group volunteers for the annual lake cleanup campaign as part of the 30th annual National Public Lands Day, Sept. 23, 2023, with check-in at the Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area beginning at 8 a.m.