Monthly Archives: July 2012

Corps waives recreation day-use and camping fees for military members & dependents

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will begin accepting the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s new Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at Corps-managed recreation areas at the Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond Dam and … Continue reading

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Russell Lake fishing derby connects kids with the outdoors

By Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist CALHOUN FALLS, S.C. — For the people who live near Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, the value of America’s Great Outdoors doesn’t go unnoticed. “I don’t think there’s anything more important in contributing … Continue reading

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Cyclists race to the finish at Thurmond Dam for National Time Trials

About 1,000 athletes came to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Dam on June 21, 2012 to compete in the USA Cycling National Time Trials. Hosted by the Augusta Sports Council, this was the second year in … Continue reading

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Life Jacket PSA Video

Check out this quick Public Service Announcement on life jackets! It was created in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake, the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Natural Resources, and Sea Tow.

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Water Management and Drought

The Savannah River Basin has had a significant rain deficit throughout the last year, which has continued to produce low lake levels that severely impact recreation, hydropower, and other authorized purposes. Rainfall in the last 60 days has been well … Continue reading

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Commander’s Message – Summer 2012

The Savannah District has received many e-mails from residents of the Hartwell and Thurmond communities expressing their concerns about the current state of the reservoirs. Some have asked us to make radical changes to the release rates from the Savannah … Continue reading

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