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Thurmond Lake drought restrictions end after five months of reduced outflows

...after several months of above average rainfall raised the reservoir's water level, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The lake has reached 329.07 feet above sea level, a foot below the full summer pool and slightly higher than the targeted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/thurmond-lake-drought-restri
Columbia County upgrades to stoplights to be finished by end of March

...broadband technician, was splicing Internet fiber this week into the last of the remaining stop-light intersections, for engineers to connect cables to signal boxes.He said the process takes an hour to 90 minutes per light because it involves delicate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-04/columbia-county-upgrades-sto
Columbia County planning board delays water park decision

...the county said the health department is unable to thoroughly evaluate the park because a preliminary design from a licensed engineer with sufficient knowledge of on-site sewage management was not submitted. Bell said the FEMA permit is on the way, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/columbia-county-planning-boa
Ellis Street Canal | The Augusta Chronicle

...Thurmond Lake's campgrounds and day-use recreation areas might close earlier, and possibly open later, as the Ar my Corps of Engineers adapts to a leaner fiscal 2012 budget year. Not looking to turn down free help, the chairman of the Georgia Golf Hall of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/urban-renewal/ellis-street-canal
Savannah River Bacteria | The Augusta Chronicle

...animals produced in that vicinity, but should be wary of consuming large amounts of fish from the Savannah ... While city engineers continue to search for sources of fecal coliform bacteria flowing into the Savannah River via storm drains near Olde Town...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/subjects/savannah-river-bacteria
Developers of proposed water park near Grovetown seek to postpone rezoning

...approved permits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Division or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."It's something that we don't have," Strickland said. "If he has it, show us. Let's see it, and we can work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-04/developers-
North Augusta robotics team preps for regional competition

...they actually like it, you know that you're succeeding," she said. "I feel like in this program, we're building engineers."In order to make it to state, the program needed to raise roughly $12,000 to build robots for its three teams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-03/north-augusta-robotics-team-
Proposed Grovetown water park faces zoning, infrastructure obstacles

...site plans prepared by an engineer; providing documentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Georgia Environmental...preliminary design from a licensed engineer with sufficient knowledge...they would like to hire an engineer or consultant with experience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-02/proposed-grovetown-water-park
Biz Bits

...honor: Named the 2015 Georgia Engineering Employer of the Year for Small Companies by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. MILTON RUBEN SUPERSTOREAward/honor: Received the 2015 Five Star Dealer Award from Edmunds based on customer-service...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-28/biz-bits
Local angler Marshall White recognized for his massive catch

...fish that tied at 82 pounds, according to the Department of Natural Resources. SHORELINE PLAN REVISIONS: The Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of meetings this week to discuss an overdue revision to the Thurmond Lake Shoreline Management Plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-02-28/local-angler-m