Monthly Archives: September 2014

Experts gather water quality data before beginning harbor deepening

Editors Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). This series focuses on the various monitoring activities that must take place before construction begins. SAVANNAH, … Continue reading

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Commander: Savannah River Basin enters first drought level

By COL Thomas Tickner Savannah District Commander This past weekend Thurmond Reservoir levels dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level, which is the marker for our first drought trigger. This level indicates the Savannah River Basin (SRB) is in … Continue reading

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For Thurmond Lake fish, D-O is a G-O

Recently we received this comment about dissolved oxygen and pumpback at the Russell Dam: “As I recall, the Russell project was initially accompanied by much debate over water quality and fish. Has the addition of underwater oxygen injection resolved the … Continue reading

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Video: Understanding Evaporation and Transpiration

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Cleanup campaigns going on now at Corps lake near you

Looking for an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and give back to the community? How about volunteering for a lake cleanup campaign at a Corps lake near you? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District seeks volunteers to … Continue reading

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Corps partners with Clemson University to monitor marshes for harbor deepening

Editors Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). This series will focus on the various monitoring activities that must take place before construction begins. … Continue reading

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August rainfall ranks below average at Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond

The final observed rainfall totals for August ranked below average at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub basins. The Hartwell sub basin had the highest amount of rainfall receiving 86.2 percent of normal rainfall accumulating 4.3 total inches, just under … Continue reading

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