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Wet October lifts Thurmond, Hartwell and Russell lakes from drought

All three reservoir lakes in the Upper Savannah River basin left drought conditions this week after experiencing one of their wettest Octobers in recent history last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday.
Record rains not enough to lift Thurmond Lake from drought status

...basin out of Drought Level 1 -- almost," said Jeremy Buddemeier, a public affairs specialist for the Corps of Engineers' Savannah District.District spokesman Billy Birdwell said Monday that the basin enters drought conditions when either Thurmond...
Thurmond Lake enters drought status despite wet August

Above-average rainfall last month provided all three reservoir lakes in the Upper Savannah River basin a much-needed boost, but it was not enough to keep each from slipping into drought conditions, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Heavy rainfall caused partial roof collapse at Thurmond Lake Visitor Center; closed for repairs

...the center located near Thurmond Dam in McCormick County, said Billy Birdwell, spokesman for U.S. Corps of Engineers' Savannah District. The collapsed roof caused water to flood the visitor center floor.The building's electricity was...
New commander this week for Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District installs a new leader this week during a ceremony in Savannah.Col. Marvin L. Griffin begins his tenure Friday as commander...
Bartram Trail Petersburg Trailhead to receive $100,000 for improvements

...from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The funds are coming from a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Southern Off-road Bicycle Association's CRSA Chapter and five businesses near J. Strom Thurmond...
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...
Thurmond Lake should be full pool for summer season

Water levels at Thurmond Lake should keep water skiers, fishermen and property owners smiling for the remainder of spring and into the summer season.

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...