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As the summer heats up, exercise caution

SAVANNAH, Ga. – More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, so we’re asking you to play it safe while on, in or near the water.

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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

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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

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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

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Your first line of defense this Memorial Day: A life jacket

Commentary by Sandra Hudson, Public Affairs Specialist Every day on the job, I learn something new about who we are, what we do and the people who make it all happen. Sometimes I still find myself occasionally standing wide-eyed and … Continue reading

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Cold weather increases risk of hypothermia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when recreating in, on, or near the water, especially during the winter months when cooler water temperatures increase the risk of hypothermia. Hypothermia … Continue reading

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