Author Archives: US 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

Fish passage weir with floodplain bench to replace lock and dam

Today we announced at a public meeting in North Augusta, South Carolina, the District’s recommended plan for replacing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with a fixed weir that can pass fish. Out of seven possible alternative plans that … Continue reading

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Leaning into fall

Despite having two hurricanes slash across the Southeast in as many months, the Savannah River Basin managed to collect only modest amounts of rain in September and October. In September as Hurricane Florence inundated portions of North and South Carolina, … Continue reading

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Corps of Engineers to reveal recommended fish passage alternative for lock & dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, are scheduled to give a public presentation announcing the recommended fish passage plan Nov. 14 in North Augusta, South Carolina. In addition to announcing the recommended plan, … Continue reading

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When does the federal government get involved in water resources issues?

By Steve Fischer Chief of Planning Branch It may strike some as an oddity that the U.S. Army is charged with riverine projects. National civil works is a primary mission of the Army’s Corps of Engineers, but there are qualifications. … Continue reading

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Savannah District Commander: Our system is a magnificent design

By Col. Daniel Hibner, Savannah District Commander We are always grateful for an opportunity to explain how we operate the dams and reservoirs on the Savannah River. The Augusta Chronicle editorial staff has given us one such opportunity based on … Continue reading

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On rainfall and reservoirs re: Hurricane Florence

(Editor’s Note: We have received several calls from media and concerned citizens related to our operations and posture as Hurricane Florence makes her way toward the East Coast. Below is a consolidation of our responses to these questions as of … Continue reading

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Wet summer could make Southeast more vulnerable

Hydrologists from NOAA’s Southeast River Forecast Center released their most recent Water Resources Outlook last week.

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One soggy summer

Every day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.

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Balancing fish passage and current uses

(Editor’s Note: This post, written by Savannah District Deputy District Engineer Erik Blechinger, was published in the Augusta Chronicle July 21.) Not all dams exist to create storage reservoirs or retain floodwaters; some dams were constructed simply to provide a … Continue reading

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Thurmond opens registration for National Public Lands Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Thurmond Lake is seeking individual and group volunteers for its annual cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2018. Volunteers will work on a variety of projects including debris cleanup, brush clearing, and trail and park maintenance … Continue reading

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