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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

Recovering from the Great American Eclipse

After all the hubbub, hoopla and hype surrounding last week’s cosmic spectacle, I think I’ve developed a case of post-eclipse ennui.

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Solidifying the legacy of the CSS Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. – After more than a quarter century of diving and painstaking research, archaeologists who worked to recover the CSS Georgia wrapped up their operations, Aug. 2, with a public presentation at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah, … Continue reading

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The ironclad’s last breath

SAVANNAH, Ga. – I stood aboard the CSS Georgia recently and it was surreal. The hulking, 67-ton section of the west casemate – still dripping with seawater – reeked of rotting mussels and more than a century of sunken detritus. … Continue reading

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Providing comments now easier: reader engagement no longer limited to Facebook

Readers may have noticed a change in our comment section. On Friday we returned to our original comment plug-in for posts. This is good news because now anyone can provide remarks – no social media account needed! Readers may comment … Continue reading

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Wetland acquisition advances SHEP progress

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) continues to make progress, most recently demonstrated by the completion of another environmental mitigation requirement.

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More rainfall, but where is it all going?

Things are starting to look up for the Savannah River Basin as each of the sub-basins received above average rainfall for the third straight month.

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As the summer heats up, exercise caution

SAVANNAH, Ga. – More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, so we’re asking you to play it safe while on, in or near the water.

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Next stop: Lake Hartwell, June 26

SAVANNAH, Ga. – We’re hitting the road next week, heading to Lake Hartwell for a workshop on water management and water levels. The three-hour event will be held at the North Georgia Technical College, Currahee campus, in Toccoa, Georgia. Doors … Continue reading

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Play it safe around water this summer

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District encourages you to ensure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them. Last … Continue reading

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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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