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Fish passage weir with floodplain bench to replace lock and dam

Today we announced at a public meeting in North Augusta, South Carolina, the District’s recommended plan for replacing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with a fixed weir that can pass fish. Out of seven possible alternative plans that … Continue reading

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Corps of Engineers to reveal recommended fish passage alternative for lock & dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, are scheduled to give a public presentation announcing the recommended fish passage plan Nov. 14 in North Augusta, South Carolina. In addition to announcing the recommended plan, … Continue reading

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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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Corps of Engineers to hold public open house on fish passage at lock and dam

Local residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing analysis of the fish passage construction at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Tuesday, June 26 in Augusta, Georgia. The informational open house will be led … 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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Update on New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam

We recently asked readers what topics they would like to read about on Balancing the Basin, and someone asked us for an update on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. Here’s the comment we received: “I would like to … Continue reading

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The facts about the proposed fish passage at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist We received questions from upper basin stakeholders about the planned fish passage at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). We’ve also heard there is … Continue reading

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Will the Savannah harbor deepening lead to more releases from the reservoirs?

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist As the Savannah District continues designing and planning the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), some residents near the Corps reservoirs express concern the proposed deepening could increase downstream outflows. Let me state the … Continue reading

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