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SHEP and the Savannah River – a Wrap-up

Editor’s note: Beginning in July 2013 this blog has posted a series of stories on the environmental monitoring of the Savannah River as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The monitoring program continues and some will be expanded … Continue reading

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For Thurmond Lake fish, D-O is a G-O

Recently we received this comment about dissolved oxygen and pumpback at the Russell Dam: “As I recall, the Russell project was initially accompanied by much debate over water quality and fish. Has the addition of underwater oxygen injection resolved the … Continue reading

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Corps, SC biologists track sturgeon in Savannah River

Editors Note: This is the second in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). This series will focus on the various monitoring activities that must take place before construction begins. … Continue reading

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Fish spawning season is here—and it’s looking good, Corps biologist says

The annual water management period for fish spawning officially began April 5 in the Savannah River Basin—and so far, conditions are favorable for a very productive spawn, said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah … Continue reading

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Corps fisheries biologist gives the facts on striped bass mortality event at Hartwell Lake

By Jamie Sykes, USACE Savannah District Fisheries Biologist You may have read reports in the media about a recent fish mortality event at Hartwell Lake. As the fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, I’d like … Continue reading

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NOAA Fisheries: Protecting and regulating ocean-river migratory fish and habitat

Guest column provided by Kim Amendola and Prescott Brownell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service began coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the states, … Continue reading

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Protecting flora and fauna of the Savannah River Basin

Guest column provided by Jennifer Koches and Sandy Tucker, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Nationwide, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have a long history of working together to address water resource issues. … Continue reading

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