Monthly Archives: August 2012

Corps of Engineers’ Bartram Trail named National Recreation Trail

By Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Bartram Trail, located at J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake in Clarks Hill, S.C., was recently designated by the Department of Interior as a national recreation trail. The … Continue reading

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Corps signs cooperative agreement with non-profit group for campground operations

By Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has signed a cooperative agreement with Outdoor Recreation and Outreach Inc. for the daily operations of five campgrounds at J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake in … Continue reading

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Park rangers urge visitors to wear life jackets, avoid risks

Since Oct. 1, 2011, eight people have died on properties surrounding Lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond. Three of those fatalities occurred in a single place: Hartwell’s Singing Pines Recreation Area. All three tragedies happened outside designated swimming areas and none … Continue reading

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Corps responds to rainfall questions

Many of our readers have expressed bewilderment that lake levels don’t seem to increase in proportion to the amount of rain they observe. They look outside and see an intense downpour, but lake levels appear to remain the same. Some … Continue reading

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Environmental Assessment reduces wintertime outflows, adds stream flow indicator

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a comprehensive Environmental Assessment (EA) required to update the Savannah River Basin Drought Contingency Plan. Data from the EA gave us the opportunity to initiate two changes to the plan. The first … Continue reading

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Corps completes environmental assessment

From the Commander: Since we released the draft Interim Drought Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) in April, our team reviewed more than 100 emails and letters with public comments and worked closely with state and federal natural resource agencies to reach … Continue reading

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