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Aquatic plants give shelter to young fish

ShareFinding a quiet and safe place for a nursery tops the priorities for new parents, be they humans or fish. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state partners help fish in Savannah River reservoirs find those safe places for … Continue reading

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The tale of hydrilla and the golden grass-eating carp

ShareOnce upon a time there was a terrible invasive weed-queen named Hydrilla who grew so fast she pushed out every other aquatic plant at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. With the help of her toxic underling, blue-green algae, the pair wreaked … Continue reading

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Summer heat hits striped bass hard

ShareNo one argues that summer heat in the South climbs well above the comfort level – for humans and animals.

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June showers make up for May’s wilted flowers

ShareYou know that feeling when you take a sip of ice cold water and you can feel it go all the way down your esophagus? That was last week after the unbearably dry month of May. It was so dry … Continue reading

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Flowers or not, April’s rain still welcome

ShareThe Savannah River Basin continued its march toward summer with stable, (mostly) above average rainfall in April. Hartwell kicked it up a notch, collecting a solid 6.2 inches compared to its 4.6-inch average.

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Winter’s momentum masks March’s mums

ShareThe Savannah River Basin has been posting some impressive stats in the past six months, but last month was not one of them.

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Fish passage weir with floodplain bench to replace lock and dam

ShareToday we announced at a public meeting in North Augusta, South Carolina, the District’s recommended plan for replacing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with a fixed weir that can pass fish. Out of seven possible alternative plans that … Continue reading

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Thurmond opens registration for National Public Lands Day

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – Thurmond Lake is seeking individual and group volunteers for its annual cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2018.

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The great outdoors is calling

ShareAlthough the temperatures have been capricious to say the least in the past few weeks, now is the time to get outside.

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Fall is prime time for camping in Ga., S.C.

Share**Updated Oct. 13 to reflect user comments (Thanks, Georgette Thompson!)** As recreation season winds down, fall is here, er … mostly, so it’s a perfect time to make plans and get the family together to enjoy the cooler weather. Though … Continue reading

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