Category Archives: Uncategorized

Facebook plugin just a Band-Aid

In March, we mentioned we were in the process of updating our comments section to satisfy Department of Defense policy requirements. We recently began using Facebook as a temporary fix while the Defense Media Activity, which administers our blog, is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Facebook plugin just a Band-Aid

It’s not you, it’s us

We really do want to hear from our community but you may have noticed our comment section is currently down. Last week Defense Media Activity, which administers our blog, noticed the service was displaying advertisements in their comments, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on It’s not you, it’s us

Savannah River Dams to make controlled spillway releases due to recent rains

Due to recent above-normal rainfall in the upper Savannah River Basin, Savannah District anticipates a need to operate the spillway gates early on the morning of Dec. 31 at the three major dams in the Savannah River system: Hartwell Dam, Richard … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Community feedback helps keep us on track

We started Balancing the Basin nearly four years ago to establish communication with you, our readers and stakeholders, and to relay relevant information on projects and operations along the Savannah River Basin. In that span we’ve covered topics ranging from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Divers continue to unveil ‘little shards of life’ from CSS Georgia

Last week marine archaeologists diving on the CSS Georgia entered their fifth and final month of the small artifact recovery phase. And though the number of artifacts they have been discovering has slowed to a trickle, the nuance each new … Continue reading

Posted in CSS Georgia, Savannah Harbor, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Divers continue to unveil ‘little shards of life’ from CSS Georgia

As archaeologists recover artifacts, more questions rise to the surface

SAVANNAH, Ga. — She has been stripped by salvage rigs, battered by dredges and had her hull shredded by teredo worms, yet the tattered remnants of the CSS Georgia that were all but forgotten until the 1960s continue to intrigue … Continue reading

Posted in CSS Georgia, Savannah Harbor, Uncategorized, Videos | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on As archaeologists recover artifacts, more questions rise to the surface

The truth: As interesting as fiction

As promised, this blog will keep Savannah River basin stakeholders informed on a number of topics, especially those dealing with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). An April 12 story by the Associated Press adds some curious insight into one … Continue reading

Posted in CSS Georgia, Navigation, Savannah Harbor, Studies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The truth: As interesting as fiction

Hartwell Lake to usher in spring ‘Clean Up Green Up’

This spring, Hartwell Lake will host the “Clean Up Green Up,” a new cleanup initiative set to revamp the annual fall tradition. Typically held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day in September, the new cleanup initiative is scheduled for … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Uncategorized, Water Management, Water Quality/Water Supply, Water Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hartwell Lake to usher in spring ‘Clean Up Green Up’

November rainfall near average for Corps reservoirs

During November, Thurmond sub-basin exceeded average rainfall, the Russell sub-basin got near-perfect average rainfall, and the Hartwell sub-basin received below-average rainfall.

Posted in Declaration/Projection, Drought in the News, Drought Response, Rainfall Update, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment