Tag Archives: South Carolina

Thurmond Lake Hydrilla Update

Last week we asked our readers for topics they would like us to cover on Balancing the Basin; and we received several questions about hydrilla at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. This post provides an update on the hydrilla issue and … 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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A lot of dam training

What does it take to operate and maintain a dam? Technical aptitude, well-honed skills, teamwork—and a lot of dam training. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District provides a rigorous, four-year apprenticeship program that trains college students to work … Continue reading

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The Significance of Water Quality in the SRB

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series that discusses the importance of water supply and water quality as congressional purposes for the Savannah River Basin dams and reservoirs. We often … Continue reading

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Video: Corps Water Manager discusses Comprehensive Study

By Sandra Hudson, Broadcast Journalist The Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study would provide an in-depth set of data and analysis that would allow the Corps of Engineers to understand the value, impacts and risks to proposed changes in operations of … Continue reading

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