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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-22/bartram-trail-petersburg-trai
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-07/thurmond-lake-water-data-now
Thurmond Lake should be full pool for summer season

...below normal. Maintaining full pool should not be problematic, said Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Corps of Engineers Savannah District."Around Memorial Day, which is the start of the summer season, we should be real close to the guide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/thurmond-lake-should-be-full-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-16/corps-savannah-district-get-n
Experts can't find correlation between water levels, drowning incidents

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-10/experts-cant-find-correlation
Calendars

...Washington Road; the resurrection of the Confederate gunboat CSS Georgia from the Savannah River, topic; Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District staff archeologist Julie Morgan, speaker; free program, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-02-06/calendars
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-07/corps-updates-options-new-sav
Water safety important in summer

...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 no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/weather/2011-05-31/water-safety-important-summ
1,300 striped bass die at Thurmond Lake

...getting fish, but the rate seems to be starting to decline," said Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Corps of Engineers' Savannah District. "The size is diminishing, too, to fish mostly in the 5-pound range." Earlier fish recoveries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/21/met_545250.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/05/met_461071.shtml
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