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Thurmond Lake water data now on smartphone app

Thurmond Lake water levels and rainfall predictions can now be more easily accessed.The Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has released a smartphone application that puts the same data from its popular water management Web site...
Corps of Engineers gets new Savannah District commander

The Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District, which manages lakes Thurmond, Russell and Hartwell along the Savannah River, will have a new commander Friday.Col. Thomas...
Experts can't find correlation between water levels, drowning incidents

...pool, drownings don't go up as the water drops, said Billy Birdwell, the spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District.From 2003 through July, the reservoir averaged 2.5 drownings annually, according to data provided...

Corps updates options for New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

...than restoring it, and keeping the structure only as a dam.According to a summary provided by the Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District Civil Works Team, the option was identified "as a potential way to reduce the cost of rehabilitating...
Water safety important in summer

...swim in cold water. Warm air temperatures don't necessarily mean warm water temperatures. Source: Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District AT THE BEACH Being caught in a rip curent is like running in slow motion in a nightmare; there's...
Reactors may ride on river make sure the river is navigable at the time it needs to be." Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District, said more information will be needed to determine if the reactors can be shipped by river. "At this...
Corps predicts Thurmond Lake level will rise

...season's kickoff on Memorial Day, U.S. Army Col. Mark Held said Thursday night. The commander of the Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District spoke at a meeting aimed at addressing concerns about the low water level at Thurmond Lake brought on...
Rain totals are on target

Billy Clayton says this year's rainfall in the Augusta area has been much like Goldilocks' third bowl of porridge - just right.
Leaders spout off over water proposal

A proposed plan to remove water from the Savannah River more than 100 miles upstream from Augusta has local officials turning territorial. Habersham County has applied for a permit to transfer up to 12.5 million gallons of water a day from the Savannah River basin into the Chattahoochee River to supplement the Atlanta area's drinking water needs through the year 2050. But Mayor Bob Young and the Augusta Commission have gone on record opposing the project, saying it threatens the availability of water for cities along the river.
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