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  • March

    Workshops to offer information on Hartwell Lake’s proposed shoreline management, take suggestions from the public

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The public can offer opinions and gain information on the proposed new shoreline management plan for Hartwell Lake during three upcoming workshops sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. The Corps will hold public workshops in three communities March 21-23.
  • January

    Grass carp, herbicides to treat deadly threat to Thurmond bald eagles

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Integrated biological and chemical treatments to diminish the prevalence of hydrilla, an invasive waterweed and menace to the bald eagle population at J. Strom Thurmond Lake, awaits congressional approval, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report.
  • December

    Route to the drought

    A look back at 2016 provides insight into how the Savannah River Basin reached Drought Level 2 and
  • June

    Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines.
  • May

    Portion of Bartram Trail Temporarily Closed for Improvements

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Bartram Trail’s Petersburg Trailhead will receive more than $100,000 worth of improvements thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Southern Off-road Bicycle Association’s CRSA Chapter (SORBA-CSRA), and five businesses near J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake.
  • Bald eagles are thriving in the US; so why are they dying at Thurmond Lake?

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Its origin is mysterious. Its prevalence ubiquitous. The growing and invasive waterweed known as hydrilla beckons hungry waterfowl, known as coots, who fall prey to a lethal blue-green algae present on its leaves. The American bald eagles that prey on the coots, themselves become prey to the algae.
  • National Safe Boating Week promotes safe, responsible boating

    This week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is teaming up with the National Safe Boating Council and other boating safety advocates across the nation to promote safe and responsible boating during National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23.
  • New Georgia gun law does not affect Corps lakes, lands

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Georgia’s House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, signed into law
  • Thurmond Marina temporarily closed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake Office temporarily close the Thurmond Marina located in Columbia County, Georgia, beginning May 14.
  • Corps to close portions of lock and dam due to safety concerns

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and the City of Augusta, Georgia, will close all access to a portion of the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam on May 15 due to safety concerns with the aging structure. Operation of the lock will also end May 15.
  • April

    Thurmond Lake day use parks open May 1

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake Office will open five day use areas for the 2014 recreation season on May 1:
  • Hartwell Lake campground and day use areas to open May 1

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office will open the following campgrounds and day use areas for the 2014 recreation season on May 1:
  • January

    Corps of Engineers closes due to weather

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close at noon today and remain closed through Wednesday, Jan. 28, due to hazardous winter weather. In addition, the district will implement a “liberal leave” policy for Thursday.
  • Hwy 221 lane closing for spillway gate repairs at Thurmond Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District announces the closure of one lane on Highway 221 at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam (Clarks Hill, S.C.) while a repair project is underway on the dam's spillway gates.
  • December

    Corps seeks public comment on 2015 Tybee Beach Re-nourishment Plans

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed 2015 Tybee beach renourishment project.
  • Corps, CSRA partners complete $25K project at Bussey Point Recreation Area

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District announces the completion of a $25,000 project to improve horseback riding at the Bussey Point trail and campground at J. Strom Thurmond Lake in Lincoln County, Ga.
  • November

    Deer hunt for paralyzed veterans slated for Hartwell Dam & Lake; Quarry Hunting Area to close for hunt

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake Office will hold a special deer hunt in cooperation with the Paralyzed Veterans of America Nov. 25 – 26 at the Quarry Hunting Area. The area is located adjacent to the Hartwell Operations Project Manager’s Office near the intersection of Highways 181 & 29 in Georgia. The Corps will temporarily close the area for general public hunting to accommodate the hunt.
  • Corps retrieves piece of Civil War ironclad from Savannah River

    Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River the evening of Nov. 12.
  • August

    Thurmond Lake sets primitive weapon deer hunt dates

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ J. Strom Thurmond Project Office will conduct primitive weapon deer hunts in Bussey Point, located in Lincoln Co., Ga. These annual hunts are held in order to maintain the deer population within the carrying capacity for the area and to improve the quality of the herd.
  • July

    Special event highlights program designed to train, employ combat veterans

    Augusta, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an event designed to highlight the success and benefits of the Veterans Curation Program at its Augusta laboratory on Washington Road, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.