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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

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On groundhogs and water levels: What will reservoirs look like on Memorial Day?

February has arrived and Groundhog Day has come-and-gone. So this makes me a little late in giving my annual prediction on how the three Corps of Engineers’ Savannah River reservoirs will begin the 2015 tourist season. Now whether my prognostication … Continue reading

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Plant Vogtle water permit follows current basin water manual

Over the past several months the occasional fan of Balancing the Basin has voiced concern about the expansion of Plant Vogtle on the Savannah River. Most of the concern focused on the increased water needs (and impacts on reservoir levels) … Continue reading

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Hartwell, Thurmond Lake Offices accept Christmas trees for recycling

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell and Thurmond Lake Project Offices will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26 through Feb. 15, 2015 at Hartwell and Dec. 20 through Jan. 8, 2015 at Thurmond.

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Nature Conservancy examines ecosystem flow needs for Comp. Study

Editor’s Note: This article is authored by Eric Krueger, director of science and stewardship with the Nature Conservancy South Carolina field office. Eric and his team are working on an ecosystem flow study that will be incorporated into the ongoing … Continue reading

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Hartwell Lake earns statewide recognition for community clean-up

Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project was named by Rivers Alive as the 2013 Government Partner of the Year, recognizing the project’s efforts during the annual Hartwell Lake clean-up campaign. Rivers Alive is an outreach … Continue reading

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Corps leases 3 Hartwell Lake parks to Stephens & Hart counties

Thanks to a lease agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Hart and Stephens counties, three parks at Hartwell Lake previously slated for closure this year will remain open to the public. Effective May 1, the government of … Continue reading

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Oconee and Lincoln counties to take over select Corps park operations April 1

Back in November, we announced on this blog federal recreation budget cuts that would impact Corps-operated parks at Hartwell and Thurmond lakes. Since that announcement, our team has been actively pursuing leasing opportunities with local governments around the lake to … Continue reading

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Some Thurmond Lake recreation areas closed due to high water levels

Due to recent heavy rainfall and a subsequent rise in lake elevation, several recreation areas at J. Strom Thurmond Lake are temporarily closed due to high water levels. Volunteers and Corps park rangers are actively assessing and flagging off recreation … Continue reading

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Corps to reduce visitor services next year at Hartwell & Thurmond lakes due to declining federal recreation funds

Due to significant projected budget reductions in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will reduce park operations and visitor services at lakes Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond during the 2014 recreation season. We will close … Continue reading

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