Category Archives: Water Safety

Video: Corps awards Bassmaster competitor for saving a life

A drowning was prevented when a Bassmaster competitor pulled a man out of the frigid Hartwell Lake water. The below video shows Savannah District Commander, Col. Tom Tickner presenting the award at the Bassmaster weigh-in to David Walker for thinking … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Videos, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Video: Corps awards Bassmaster competitor for saving a life

Hartwell Lake to usher in spring ‘Clean Up Green Up’

This spring, Hartwell Lake will host the “Clean Up Green Up,” a new cleanup initiative set to revamp the annual fall tradition. Typically held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day in September, the new cleanup initiative is scheduled for … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Uncategorized, Water Management, Water Quality/Water Supply, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hartwell Lake to usher in spring ‘Clean Up Green Up’

3 things that could save your life at the lake

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Joe Melton, a natural resource program manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District. A former park ranger, Joe now oversees the District’s water safety program for lakes Hartwell, Russell, and … Continue reading

Posted in Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 3 things that could save your life at the lake

Corps social media campaign promotes life jackets, offers prizes

This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is promoting life jacket use with the WEAR IT to Win It campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Now through Labor Day weekend, the Corps is offering prizes to those who … Continue reading

Posted in Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Corps social media campaign promotes life jackets, offers prizes

The best piece of advice this Memorial Day weekend

Before you head out for a day on the lake, make sure you have life jackets for everyone—and wear them. On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a Corps of Engineers lake or river project didn’t wear … Continue reading

Posted in Videos, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The best piece of advice this Memorial Day weekend

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. … Continue reading

Posted in Navigation, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Corps to close portions of lock and dam due to safety concerns

Saving lives one vest at a time

One woman’s dedication to water safety is making waves at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Thurmond Lake. Sandie Craig founded a non-profit organization “Rembering Scotty Craig” in honor of her late husband, who drowned three years ago at Thurmond … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Videos, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Saving lives one vest at a time

Why 4 people drowned on our lakes this year–don’t be next

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist So far this year, four people lost their lives to drowning at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Savannah River. Sadly, these victims never returned home to their loved ones after … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why 4 people drowned on our lakes this year–don’t be next

VIDEO: Q&A with Corps hydrologist on current basin status

When do we expect the lake levels to return to normal? What will happen to the lakes if we continue to receive more rain? What effect did the spillway gate tests have on lake levels? Get the answers to these … Continue reading

Posted in Flood Risk Management, Hydropower, Videos, Water Management, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on VIDEO: Q&A with Corps hydrologist on current basin status

Be safe on the water this holiday weekend

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Independence Day is right around the corner—and with it comes one of the busiest times of the year for recreation at the Corps’ Savannah River lakes. Thousands of people will visit our lakes during … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Videos, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Be safe on the water this holiday weekend