Category Archives: Water Safety

2015 – it’s a rap

Share[vsw id=”hGW6CIXrGBQ” source=”youtube” width=”625″ height=”444″ autoplay=”no”]It’s the end of the year, halls decked with cheer So it’s time to look back for the Corps of Engineers Projects so vast too much to count but here’s a quick bit for what … Continue reading

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

ShareSAVANNAH, 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

ShareAs 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

ShareThis 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

ShareDrivers 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

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

ShareThis 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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3 things that could save your life at the lake

ShareEditor’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

ShareThis 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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The best piece of advice this Memorial Day weekend

ShareBefore 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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