New arrivals push DO system closer to completion


Workers delivered four Speece cones to the downriver Dissolved Oxygen Injection System site, Dec. 14, 2016.

The Speece cones, which are 22 feet tall, 12 feet in diameter at the base, and weigh more than 11 tons, force oxygen into river water and ensure current levels of dissolved oxygen are maintained before the shipping channel is deepened.

The system is scheduled to be operational by December 2017.

When complete, the dissolved oxygen injection system will employ 10 Speece cones – four downriver on Hutchinson Island, and six upriver near Plant McIntosh in Rincon – and process about 150 million gallons of water per day.

Check on the status of all SHEP-related projects here.

Video produced by Jeremy S. Buddemeier, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.

About US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multi-million dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on Facebook.com/SavannahCorps
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