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Crews on Thurmond Lake are re-marking the boundary between personal and federal land.
The Military Corps of Engineers chooses 50 miles of lakefront to survey annually. The lake has takes them a number of years to do the entire lake so this years 50 mile stretch has not been surveyed shortly.
Members of the Augusta Crusing Membership inform NewsChannel 6 they’re glad the boundary permits them to expertise nature in a uncooked, unfiltered method.
“You’re capable of really feel that you just’re out and away. We’re only a few minutes from city, however with our location, with the pure shoreline, you actually do get the sense of– oh gosh, I’m the one one up right here,” says Marjorie Brosseau who’s the Vice Commodore for the Augusta Crusing Membership. “We make the most of the water and the alternatives right here as a lot as we are able to.”
The Augusta Crusing Membership’s property falls within the space the place crews scraped off previous paint to use a recent coat to mark the federal boundary. Employees are additionally ensuring the official survey pins are seen and slicing bushes and brush on the line.
Crews are working primarily in Columbia County beginning at Beneath Dam Georgia Park, winding round Lake Springs Park, Petersburg Campground, Keg Creek and Ridge Street subdivisions, Pointes West Military Resort and persevering with southwest to the doorway of Mistletoe State Park. The Corps says the boundary is a part of their mission for cover.
“That line permits us, to see a much less congested lake, to understand extra of that pure magnificence that runs proper all the way down to the sting of the water,” says Brousseau.
The marked bushes don’t characterize the precise boundary as an alternative they “witness” the approximate line.
“Painted bushes ought to by no means be used to find out the precise boundary line,” mentioned Susan Boyd, chief ranger at Thurmond Lake. “When shopping for property or planning to construct on land adjoining to public property, knowledgeable survey is an effective funding.” Encroaching on federal land, even by an inch, can result in pricey adjustments or pressured removing of the construction.”
The corps asks adjoining property house owners to take away private property that lies throughout the federal government line. Additionally they say pets shouldn’t be left unattended on public land, particularly when staff are current.
In accordance with the corps, the re-marking work will proceed all through autumn and winter and can end by spring.