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Hot weather, high water at Thurmond Lake attracting big crowds

...we're experiencing," Alford said.Credit for the high water levels should be given to spring rainfall, said corps spokesman Billy Birdwell. The corps isn't doing anything different to control the water levels at Thurmond, Russell or Hartwell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-28/hot-weather-high-water-thurm
Thurmond Lake users asked for input on Corps' shoreline management plan update

...shoreline management plan for Thurmond Lake. Three meetings are scheduled next week in Evans, Lincolnton and McCormick.Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell said it's not known what changes, if any, will be made to the plan. Updates are required every...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-24/thurmond-lake-users-asked-in
Levee trees not targeted for removal

...Engineers does have a policy to cut trees on levees, it won't be sending anyone to Augusta with chain saws, said corps spokesman Billy Birdwell of the Savannah District that includes Augusta. "It's not a federal project. The levee belongs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/10/met_527127.shtml
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Corps to stabilize lake level for benefit of spawning fish

...Thurmond, Richard B. Russell and Hartwell lakes to accommodate spawning largemouth bass, crappies and bream. A Corps spokesman said lake levels should not fluctuate more than six inches up or down during the next four to six weeks. Meanwhile...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/10/oth_225827.shtml
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Changes to dam would improve oxygen problem

...Engineers spokesman said Wednesday. "We are looking to see if turbine venting is something that is feasible," corps spokesman Jim Parker said. Turbine venting involves mixing air with water pushed through hydropower turbines. The process...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/05/met_200964.shtml
Metro
Repairs affect parks

...Army Corps of Engineers. The parks - West Dam, Amity and Parksville - will open April 4 instead of March 1, said corps spokesman Jim Parker. "In many cases, other parks, some with more facilities, are no more than two to 10 miles away...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/06/met_203649.shtml
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Fishing expansion plan under review

...Electric & Gas Co. filed the application for the improvement permits Dec. 31 on behalf of Columbia County, said corps spokesman Jim Parker. The permit review process began this month. SCE&G's involvement is linked to its Stevens Creek hydropower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/08/met_203728.shtml
Metro
Redesign and replacement slated for Russell Dam

...permanent closure of underwater intake valves for all eight turbines at the $570 million hydropower project, said corps spokesman Jim Parker. The dam's current design includes eight separate intake valves that can be used to fill the penstocks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/20/met_201533.shtml
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Corps to fund tornado cleanup

...we've sent a letter to the property owners association saying we're going to help them help themselves," said Corps spokesman Jim Parker. Residents of Plantation Point, a gated, private subdivision in Lincoln County, complained that tornado-damaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/11/met_255818.shtml
Metro
Dam faces retirement

...lower it six feet, riverwalk's going to be overlooking dry ground," Mr. Toole said. The problem, according to Corps spokesman Jim Parker, is that the 61-year-old dam downstream from Augusta no longer serves its authorized purpose: commercial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/09/met_263263.shtml
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