Tag Archives: Army Corps of Engineers

One soggy summer

Every day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal. In my limited experience in the Southeast, summer is time to put away your raincoats and umbrellas, not curse yourself for leaving them in … Continue reading

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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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Getting by with a little help from last month

Still on the mend from a two-year drought, the Savannah River Basin came roaring back in May, only to sputter out as the summer officially arrived.

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Common questions and answers from the Fish Passage Open House

Last week we met with the local community in and around Augusta, Georgia, in order to reveal the five alternative fish passage designs under consideration for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) Fish Passage feature at the New Savannah Bluff … Continue reading

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Timing is everything (except when it’s not)

It’s safe to say the last few months have been good to the basin in terms of rainfall. In May, Hartwell and Thurmond blew their averages out of the water, receiving more than double their normal precipitation (9.6 and 7.4 … Continue reading

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Hartwell Dam will test gates next week

Bottom line up front: The water released during this routine gate test will amount to a decrease in lake level by one-tenth of one inch, which is equivalent to the thickness of 25 sheets of paper. SAVANNAH, Ga. – On … Continue reading

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Savannah District to get a new commander Friday

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Col. Daniel H. Hibner will take command of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from Col. Marvin L. Griffin, in a formal ceremony at 10 a.m., June 8. Brig. Gen. Diana M. Holland, commander of … Continue reading

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New webpage on lock and dam fish passage now live

If you’re interested in our plans for a fish passage near Augusta, Georgia, this post is for you. We launched a webpage today on the future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, and the process to get there. … Continue reading

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April’s showers bring May’s … full pools

After a mediocre March, April’s showers emphatically raised the Savannah River Basin reservoirs back to full pool. As of today, Hartwell and Thurmond are hovering at full pool, while Russell is less than half a foot below. The last time … Continue reading

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