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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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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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On watermelons and water levels

Summer in the Southeast means many things. Heat and humidity come to mind first, of course, but so do things like lazy Sunday afternoons, fishing trips, water skiing, firefly chasing and eating watermelon under a shade tree. In the upper … Continue reading

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Commander: An open letter on Savannah River Basin drought management

Editor’s Note: Since entering drought level 1 some stakeholders in the upper basin have written urging Savannah District leaders should take immediate and dramatic actions to preserve reservoir levels. Col. Thomas Tickner, the District Commander addresses these emails in this … Continue reading

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Commander: Savannah River Basin enters first drought level

By COL Thomas Tickner Savannah District Commander This past weekend Thurmond Reservoir levels dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level, which is the marker for our first drought trigger. This level indicates the Savannah River Basin (SRB) is in … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Commander sums up past 6 months, offers projection through summer

In this video Col. Thomas Tickner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District commander, addresses Savannah River Basin stakeholders by summing up the past six months of rainfall and reservoir conditions. He also addresses current conditions and what stakeholders might … Continue reading

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Commander addresses winter drawdown this year

Our continuing efforts to refine our management of the basin have yielded some encouraging results. We secured $240,000 to perform a flood-storage assessment, which will reevaluate how much flood-storage is needed in the reservoirs. The study began this month and … Continue reading

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Corps, states, Nature Conservancy kick-off 2nd interim of Comprehensive Study

We are pleased to announce the long-awaited second portion of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study has officially begun. During a bi-state water caucus meeting at Hartwell Lake Sept. 18, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, … Continue reading

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Video: New Commander discusses basin priorities

Last month we welcomed a new commander to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Col. Thomas J. Tickner. In his first few weeks as commander, he’s been getting to know the district inside out—including our management of the … Continue reading

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Savannah District to welcome new commander July 19

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist Col. Thomas J. Tickner will take command of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, in a formal ceremony at 10 a.m., July 19. Brig. Gen. Donald … Continue reading

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