Wed., August 15, 2012 3:07pm
Despite recent rainstorms, drought continues to grip Georgia, and water levels are dropping in the state’s large, federally run reservoirs. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects they will keep dropping unless more sustained rains fall.
Fri., April 20, 2012 2:30pm
Forecasters predict little rain in the next few months to alleviate dry conditions, and Georgia’s lakes are showing the strain of the ongoing drought. On Friday, Lake Lanier in north Georgia and West Point Lake in west Georgia were five feet below where they should be. Thurmond Lake in east Georgia was eight feet low.
Fri., November 18, 2011 8:47am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says an aquatic weed called hydrilla, first found in Thurmond Lake in 1995, now infests about 60 percent of the reservoir's 1,200-mile shoreline. The weed harbors a type of algae believed responsible for the death of at least 60 bald eagles at the lake.
Wed., August 31, 2011 7:47am
The Army Corps of Engineers has raised the drought level on three lakes on the Georgia-South Carolina state line. The Anderson Independent-Mail reported that corps officials have reduced water discharges from the three reservoirs on the Savannah River.
Thu., January 6, 2011 5:47pm
Scientists with the Army Corps of Engineers are investigating bald eagle deaths around Lake Thurmond. The deaths are being blamed on a species of algae growing on water plants called hydrilla.
Fri., December 31, 2010 5:01pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to reduce the flow of water from Strom Thurmond Dam to the Savannah River. It’s an effort to prepare for the possibility of a severe drought.
Fri., October 2, 2009 4:41pm
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is seeking public input on a proposal that
Wed., September 9, 2009 3:17pm
Parts of northeast Georgia, as well as the Augusta and Athens area, experie