The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking for public comment on the Lake Hartwell Master Plan
The Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has decided to develop a new master plan for Lake Hartwell. LHA recommends that its members review the plan and comment.
You may review the entire proposal and the Draft EA online files are large and may take several minutes to open or download.
The public comment period closes at 12 noon, on Wednesday, May 28.
The Corps feels developing a new master plan will help to align actions at the project level with the current “overall land and water management plan, resource objectives, and associated design and management concepts,” according to the announcement.
LHA will follow up on this process to ensure our members' interests are protected.
Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said a lot has changed on Lake Hartwell over the past 40 years and it’s time to look at the entire master plan to see what, if anything, needs to be changed. Birdwell said that doesn’t necessarily mean everything in the current master plan is going to change, but they are asking for public input to get a better idea of what should be changed. Birdwell said a new master plan will also provide for a more orderly means to develop recreation facilities by government agencies and other lessees.
LHA urges members to review and submit comments.