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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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Play it safe around water this summer

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District encourages you to ensure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them. Last … Continue reading

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Upper Savannah River reservoirs enter Drought Level 2

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the upper Savannah River entered Drought Level 2 as of 6 a.m. Sept. 19, when the level of the J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped to … Continue reading

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Boys’ lives saved by rescuers, loaner life jackets at Hartwell Lake

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The collaborative efforts of a Hartwell Lake corps ranger and bystander saved two boys’ lives after the pair struggled to swim from a remote buoy to the beach shoreline June 3.

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Lakes prepare for busy summer

As the temperatures rise and summer shifts into full gear, the recreation areas along the Savannah River Basin are, too.

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Corps revamps ‘Wear It to Win It’ water safety campaign

This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is giving the public another reason to be safe while enjoying the great outdoors. As part of its ‘Wear It to Win It’ campaign, the Corps will award prizes each week to individuals … Continue reading

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As Thurmond gate repairs end, water managers can target full summer pool

Drivers crossing the Thurmond Dam may have noticed two-way traffic resumed this week. That means workers finished the gate repairs on the dam. The one-way traffic ensured safety for workers. One-way began in February 2010, ended in the summer of … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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