Monthly Archives: September 2015

Preconstruction monitoring study moves deepening forward

Experts from the Savannah District continue to move forward with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, aka SHEP. The Corps has finished one year of required pre-construction environmental monitoring and will continue monitoring throughout the harbor deepening and for 10 years … Continue reading

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Progress Report: Flood Storage Study results are near

Since our last progress report on the flood storage study published November 2014, we received a few inquiries on when the results would be released. In the above linked post we estimated the study would take approximately six more months … Continue reading

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Video: Let the dredging begin

As part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, dredging for the outer harbor began Sept. 10 onboard the cutter head dredge Alaska. The vessel is situated approximately four miles offshore from Tybee Island in the entrance channel to Savannah harbor. … Continue reading

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A second Dahlgren is twice as nice

As the mechanized stage of recovery began in earnest this week, marine archaeologists working on the CSS Georgia had just started to dig in for the long haul – anticipating tedious, 12-hour days of sifting through concretion-covered objects from the … Continue reading

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A glimpse into life aboard the ‘Mud Tub’

As Navy divers with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 pack up this week and head to their next mission, the stage is set for the mechanized phase of the CSS Georgia’s recovery. Archaeologists will pore over the remaining dregs and … Continue reading

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Sub-basins close out the summer with a bang, sort of

After several months of hit-and-miss precipitation, the sub-basins along the Savannah River delivered in style for August.

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