Tag Archives: US Army Corps of Engineers

Aquatic plants give shelter to young fish

Finding 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

Once 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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There’s (no longer) an app for that

Community members have been experiencing issues recently with our Savannah Corps lake level app. Some folks have mentioned that the app will no longer update (but could still access it), whereas others couldn’t even find it in the app store. … Continue reading

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3 died at Corps lakes over July 4th weekend

Over the Independence Day weekend three fatalities at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supervised lakes could have been prevented with a simple piece of equipment: a life jacket.

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Holding strong — all summer long?

The Savannah River Basin roared into summer last month. Hartwell and Thurmond each collected 6.8 inches of rain in June – a full 2 and 3 inches above their averages, respectively. Russell pulled in a solid 5 inches compared to … Continue reading

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Summer heat hits striped bass hard

No 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

You 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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Dredging pilot project could be a game-changer for Georgia coast

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – Conventional wisdom warns against building on shaky ground, but the future of Georgia’s coastline could very well rest on 5 acres of “pluff mud.” (Watch a video about the pilot project here.)

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Thurmond: Set a course for full pool

After what feels like a decade in the making, contractors finished repairing the 23 seals on Thurmond’s gates last week. (Full exhale).

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Children brighten up the workplace

Savannah District hosted 30 children as part of National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 25.

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