Data collection to cause minor changes in water levels near lock and dam

Beginning Sunday fluctuations in the pool behind the New Savannah Lock and Dam will occur and last approximately two weeks.

The changes in water level will occur to enable data collection connected to a geotechnical investigation on the lock and dam structure.

All fluctuations will remain within the normal operational range, which is between 112 and 115 above mean sea level (ft-msl).

Throughout the data collection process there will be a drill rig and work boats just upstream of the lock and dam site.

Boaters are urged to use caution in surrounding areas and when using the boat ramp upstream of the lock and dam.

The water level will re-stabilize at its normal level, about 114 ft-msl, when the work is complete.

Today, Jan. 3, the level at the lock and dam is 114.2 ft-msl.

~Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Officer

About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multimillion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on Facebook.com/SavannahCorps
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