Petition Closed
Petitioning US Army Corp of Engineers, Savannah District and 28 others
1 response
This petition will be delivered to:
US Army Corp of Engineers, Savannah District
Hartwell Dam and Lake Office
US Army Corp of Engineers, Hartwell Office
Water manager
US Army Corp of Engineers, Water Manager
Georgia House of Representatives
Alan Powell
Georgia House of Represntatives
Tom McCall
South Carolina Governor
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
Georgia Governor
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
Georgia Senate
John Wilkinson
Senator
Johnny Isakson
Senator
Saxby Chambliss
Senator
Tim Scott
Senator
Lindsey Graham
State Senator
Thomas Alexander
State Senator
Larry Martin
State Senator
Kevin Bryant
Representative
Jeff Duncan
State Representative
William Whitmire
State Representative
Phillip Owens
State Representative
William Sandifer
State Representative
Michael Gambrell
State Representative
Craig Gagnon
Representative
Paul Broun
State Representative
David Hiott
State Representative
Don Bowen
State Representative
Joshua Putnam
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
South Carolina State House
South Carolina State Senate

Manage the level of Lake Hartwell more effectively and safely

A considerable amount of rain has fallen in the past 6 weeks and the levels are continually dropping at a drastic pace.  It appears that even if we did receive a substantial amount of rain it would not help due to the amount of water being pulled.  

It would be helpful to understand the rationale behind the drastic lowering of the water.  The low levels directly impact many businesses in 2 states and multiple different counties, which directly impact the amount of tax revenue collected. Restaurants, gas stations, fishing guides, outfitters, hotels, rental homes and any other business that rely on recreation from the lake are at risk of going out of business.

It is recognized that Hartwell lake was not built for recreational purposes, however, recreation has been allowed and it has proven to be a significant source of revenue, which directly impacts the corp, since the corp is federally funded.

If you own real estate on Lake Hartwell you paid a premium price for the home, paid fees to the corp for the right to have a dock, walkway, etc and within the next 2 weeks according to corp projections, most investments will be unusable.

It seems that a "meet in the middle" approach could be found. Agreeing to leave the level at a reasonable, safe height during the summer months would be advantageous to the corp, homeowners and businesses.

A look at the overall effects that the current projections will have on the communities and livelihoods surrounding this beautiful lake is necessary.


Letter to
US Army Corp of Engineers, Savannah District
Hartwell Dam and Lake Office US Army Corp of Engineers, Hartwell Office
Water manager US Army Corp of Engineers, Water Manager
and 26 others
Georgia House of Representatives Alan Powell
Georgia House of Represntatives Tom McCall
South Carolina Governor South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
Georgia Governor Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
Georgia Senate John Wilkinson
Senator Johnny Isakson
Senator Saxby Chambliss
Senator Tim Scott
Senator Lindsey Graham
State Senator Thomas Alexander
State Senator Larry Martin
State Senator Kevin Bryant
Representative Jeff Duncan
State Representative William Whitmire
State Representative Phillip Owens
State Representative William Sandifer
State Representative Michael Gambrell
State Representative Craig Gagnon
Representative Paul Broun
State Representative David Hiott
State Representative Don Bowen
State Representative Joshua Putnam
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
South Carolina State House
South Carolina State Senate
I just signed the following petition addressed to: US Army Corp of Engineers, Savannah District.

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Manage the level of Lake Hartwell more effectively and safely

A considerable amount of rain has fallen in the past 6 weeks and the levels are continually dropping at a drastic pace.  It appears that even if we did receive a substantial amount of rain it would not help due to the amount of water being pulled.  

It would be helpful to understand the rationale behind the drastic lowering of the water.  The low levels directly impact many businesses in 2 states and multiple different counties, which directly impact the amount of tax revenue collected. Restaurants, gas stations, fishing guides, outfitters, hotels, rental homes and any other business that rely on recreation from the lake are at risk of going out of business.

It is recognized that Hartwell lake was not built for recreational purposes, however, recreation has been allowed and it has proven to be a significant source of revenue, which directly impacts the corp, since the corp is federally funded.

If you own real estate on Lake Hartwell you paid a premium price for the home, paid fees to the corp for the right to have a dock, walkway, etc and within the next 2 weeks according to your projections, most investments will be unusable.

It seems that a "meet in the middle" approach could be found. Agreeing to leave the level at a reasonable, safe height during the summer months would be advantageous to the corp, homeowners and businesses.

A look at the overall effects that the current projections will have on the communities and livelihoods surrounding this beautiful lake is necessary.
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Sincerely,