Tag Archives: US Army Corps of Engineers

Permission granted: How the Corps governs federal waterways

By Tunis McElwain Savannah District Regulatory Chief A dock in a river requires permission from the federal government. Private-, public-, government-owned; all docks – and any other kind of work or construction in federal navigable waterways, must have a Department … Continue reading

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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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When does the federal government get involved in water resources issues?

By Steve Fischer Chief of Planning Branch It may strike some as an oddity that the U.S. Army is charged with riverine projects. National civil works is a primary mission of the Army’s Corps of Engineers, but there are qualifications.

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Wet summer could make Southeast more vulnerable

Hydrologists from NOAA’s Southeast River Forecast Center released their most recent Water Resources Outlook last week.

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One soggy summer

Every day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.

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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.

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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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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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