Tag Archives: New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

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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Corps to close portions of lock and dam due to safety concerns

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and the City of Augusta, Georgia, will close all access to a portion of the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam on May 15 due to safety concerns with the aging structure. … 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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