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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

Misconceptions on Fish Passage Corrected

We are aware of concerns in the community about the future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam (NSBL&D) and changes in the proposed fish passage. We believe there are presently some assumptions or misinformation circulating within the community … Continue reading

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The rains return

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Although it didn’t feel like a wet month, April delivered some much-needed, above average rainfall to a drought-ridden Savannah River Basin.

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Corps seeks input on future of New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Studies are underway to determine a solution for the future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam, and we are seeking public input.

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Corps fights flooding with Ga. Nat’l Guard, City of Augusta for Vigilant Guard ’17

AUGUSTA, Ga. – As a CH-47 Chinook helicopter roared overhead and a company of soldiers worked to protect the city from a rising Savannah River, David Peterson smiled, comfortable in his element. “This is like Christmas,” said a visibly excited … Continue reading

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March deficits contribute to persistent drought

Rainfall last month continued the trend over the last 15 months that’s caused the drought conditions we currently experience. This is especially disappointing since March is typically the wettest month of the year.

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SHEP spotlight: DO system

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Contractors with CDM Constructors Inc. are finishing concrete placement for the intake structure on the downriver site of Dissolved Oxygen Injection System. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The system … Continue reading

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Video: SHEP progress update in 2 min or less

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project gained more traction in March. Several features are on schedule to be completed by the end of 2017, including the First Dike Raising (June); Raw Water Storage Impoundment (July); CSS Georgia Recovery (Sept.); Dissolved Oxygen … Continue reading

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Spring arrived early but forgot to pack rain

February’s rainfall left much to be desired as the sub-basins struggled unsuccessfully to break the two-inch mark. Thurmond collected the most at a paltry 1.78 inches (41 percent of its average, 4.3 inches), while Hartwell and Russell registered under 40 … Continue reading

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The future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

In December, Congress passed a law which will impact the Savannah River Basin. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, known as the WIIN Act, became public law Dec. 16, 2016. A specific section of this law directly affects … Continue reading

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Contractors on pace to finish 5 SHEP-related features in 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. – To say Spencer Davis has a few irons in the fire is an understatement. As the senior project manager for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, or SHEP, Davis manages the multimillion-dollar project that has eight separate environmental … Continue reading

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