• May

    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.
  • April

    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.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake seeks public comment on inflatable water park

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office is seeking comments from the public regarding a proposed request from Big Water Marina to install and operate an inflatable water park amenity (called a Wibit) at the marina site.
  • Richard B. Russell Lake holds 32nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Richard B. Russell Project Office, is hosting the 32nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Blue Hole Recreation Area, located on Hwy. 81 in Calhoun Falls, SC.
  • March

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Discovers More Cannon in Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has completed maintenance dredging in the Savannah River and recovered additional cannon, bringing the total brought up to 19.
  • J. Strom Thurmond Project Releases Fishing Map Application for Public Use

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project, recently launched a free fishing application for public use called “J. Strom Thurmond Fishing Map.” The web-based application is designed to assist boat and bank anglers in digital planning, ground referencing features, and areas of interest.
  • Dredging complete for Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announced the deepening portion of the Savannah Harbor, and the associated shipping channel, were completed March 8. This project is part of a 23-year effort to deepen the Savannah River from an authorized depth of 42 feet to 47 feet and extend it seven miles further into the Atlantic.
  • February

    USACE Engineers Participate in Simulated Oil Spill Exercise

    J. STROM THURMOND DAM, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District participated in a tabletop exercise simulating a power plant oil spill at J. Strom Thurmond Dam on Feb. 10. The exercise presented a worst-case scenario of an oil spill with the intention of helping personnel become properly prepared and know the detailed procedures needed to handle such a situation.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has projects funded through the Infrastructure I

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in January, the studies, projects, and programs that will be initiated in Fiscal Year 2022 with the $22.81 billion in supplemental funding provided in two recently enacted laws — the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA); and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (DRSAA).
  • December

    Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off at Thurmond Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Forest, Fish, and Wildlife Section at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project will accept real Christmas trees for recycling as fish habitat, Dec. 20, 2021, through Jan. 16, 2022.
  • Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office accepts Christmas trees for recycling

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office is accepting natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling beginning Dec. 26, 2021, through Jan. 26, 2022.
  • Officials announce Master Plan update comment period for Thurmond Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As officials consider changes to the current guidance on operation of the project’s recreational, environmental, land and wildlife management, the public may read and comment on a proposed master plan update for the Thurmond Lake project until it closes at noon, Jan. 20, 2022.
  • Tennessee State University Alumnus Selected for Engineering Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pamela Backus, a Tennessee State University graduate, was selected for the Modern-Day Technology Leader award at the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference in November 2021.
  • Columbus Resident Selected for Engineering Award

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pamela Backus, of Columbus, Ohio, was selected for the Modern-Day Technology Leader award at the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference in November 2021.
  • November

    Workers’ re-mark ‘witness tree’ boundaries at Thurmond Project

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District contracted R&D Maintenance Services, and work began Nov. 15, to inspect and re-paint a 4-inch band around half of each boundary tree for approximately 50 miles of the existing boundary line at J. Strom Thurmond Project.
  • Rockville Resident Selected for Engineering Award

    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Shahidou Mariko, of Rockville, Maryland, was selected for the Modern-Day Technology Leader award at the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference on Nov. 8, 2021.
  • October

    New Hartwell Lake master plan makes minor updates to previous plan

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – On Oct. 4, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, released the new Hartwell Lake Master Plan. The updated plan follows the previous master plan closely.
  • Army Corps of Engineers conducts underwater investigations in area of other where artifacts discovery in the Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began additional submerged archaeological investigations and artifact recovery efforts in the Savannah River this week.
  • Corps of Engineers pledges to protect endangered species

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As a federal resource agency, the Army Corps of Engineers provides certain protections to wetlands, wildlife at Corps’ reservoirs, and in operation of our nation’s rivers and harbors. Not only do we have a legal obligation to do so, we also have a moral responsibility which we take very seriously – and personally.
  • September

    Corps of Engineers releases hunting map app

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at the three Army Corps of Engineers reservoir projects on the Savannah River have introduced a new mobile application to aid hunters. The free app will cover the Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake areas.