The US Army Corps of engineers is planning two public workshops focusing on water management and the current drought. The first meetings will be Wednesday & Thursday, October 24 & 25 from 4:30 to 8 at Westside High School in Anderson. The workshops will include discussions on lake level predictions, water conservation management, hydropower production and water management operations of lake Thurmond, Russell & Hartwell. The three reservoirs entered Drought Contingency Level 2 on August 28, 2011. Both lake Hartwell and Lake Thurmond are approximately 8 feet down from the average pool.