Tag Archives: US Geological Survey

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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Freshwater storage impoundment mitigates increased chlorides in Abercorn Creek

Editors Note: This is the sixth 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 as construction begins. … Continue reading

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Sophisticated network monitors Savannah River estuary

Editors Note: This is the fifth 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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Dams safe and sound following earthquakes

If you felt the ground shake this past weekend, you’re not alone. Many people throughout the Savannah River Basin (and beyond) reported tremors during two earthquakes Feb. 14 and Feb. 16. But rest assured, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers … Continue reading

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Monitoring river quality for the Savannah harbor deepening

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Brian E. McCallum, Assistant Director with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center. In this post, McCallum explains the USGS role in working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to … Continue reading

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How to monitor Georgia flood gages online

Editor’s Note: This post is guest authored by Jonathan W. Musser and Anthony J. Gotvald of the U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center in Norcross, Ga. In this post, Musser and Gotvald describe several web-based platforms available for monitoring … Continue reading

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How the Broad River influences outflows

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist When the Corps of Engineers updated the Savannah River Basin drought plan in August 2012, we added a new indicator for determining drought levels: stream flow at the Broad River. The Broad River is … Continue reading

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Guest column: USGS stream gauge network provides real-time water data in Savannah River Basin

Editor’s note: This post is guest authored by Brian McCallum, the Assistant Director of U.S. Geological Survey’s Georgia Water Science Center in Norcross, Georgia. He oversees all USGS hydrologic monitoring for the state of Georgia. Below he discusses how stream … Continue reading

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