Date of Award


Document Type

Terminal Project

Degree Name

Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)


City Planning & Real Estate Development

Committee Member

Dr. Caitlin Dyckman, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Dr. Stephen Buckman

Committee Member

Dr. John Gaber


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages over 400 lakes across the United States. In addition to managing their creation purposes, like flood control and hydropower generations, the Corps manages shoreline use of over 12 million acres of land surrounding these lake. Lake Hartwell, located on the Savannah River between South Carolina and Georgia, is one of the most developed. However, there is little research on how lake adjacent property owners are educated on the rules theyface when using the shoreline. This study focused on real estate agents in the Lake Hartwell area and howtheyfacilitate the transfer of information about the Corps of Engineers to lakefront buyers. While there is nothing in state law requiringthatsuch information be disclosed, real estate agents are marketing properties using the amenities the Corps provides, and buyers have an interest in understandingthe effect Corpsregulations can have on their use of the lake and the value of their property.