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Category Archives: Recreation
If October’s precipitation were words, this page would be blank. Last week Halloween came and went and the sub-basins tallied little more than a third of an inch for the month combined.
(A version of this article originally appeared on this blog May 29, 2013.) The youngest of Savannah District’s three multipurpose dam and lake projects, Richard B. Russell Dam differs from Hartwell and Thurmond, not just size and appearance, but also … Continue reading
Summer officially arrived this week and as the temperatures rise, consider that the routine releases from our dams which send water downstream aren’t the only factors that contribute to reservoir levels. Two invisible processes, evaporation and transpiration, account for a substantial amount of … Continue reading
Judith Martin, aka Miss Manners, starts her responses to readers’ questions with “Gentle Reader,” then dispenses the correct way polite people interact. I won’t pretend to be so genteel, although I do claim to be a Texas gentleman. Today’s post … Continue reading
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Like a game of chess, the players lie in wait to outsmart their opponent’s next move. But on a morning besieged by rain, the turkeys had nature’s advantage.
In response to a high volume of stakeholder feedback, as well as input from adjacent landowners in a recent meeting, officials from the Corps’ South Atlantic Division (SAD) have announced suspension of the new policy change prohibiting minor water withdrawals … Continue reading
As we expected, the original post last week generated significant attention here on the blog and through email directed to our office. Five issues seemed to stand out which I will address.
Often laws and regulations go into effect at the beginning of a new year. The Savannah District started three more this Jan. 1. All deal with shoreline management at Corps of Engineers’ reservoirs on the Savannah River. Two stirred little … Continue reading