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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

Building it back

As many of you have noticed, we continue to experience difficulties in presenting the information from our Water Managers page to the public. Without going too deep in the IT details, we are at a point where we’re rebuilding the … Continue reading

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SHEP solidifies Savannah’s status with super-sized ships

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Last week, the Georgia Ports Authority welcomed a big-time VIS (very important ship), which not only made waves in Savannah, but all along the East Coast. The CMA CGM Brazil, which is the largest ship to call … Continue reading

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Sally brings rain: Here’s how our reservoirs will manage

After making landfall in the Gulf Coast early this morning, Hurricane Sally is expected to downgrade to a depression and move eastward soaking a wide path through Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. All three of our reservoirs – Hartwell, Russell … Continue reading

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Mother Nature gets serious

As students around the Southeast have gone back to school virtually, Mother Nature showed up in person in a big way at Savannah River Basin High. Not content with last month’s ‘B’ in summer school, she delivered nearly twice her … Continue reading

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Researchers take a break from painting town red, try the river

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Did you hear the one about the biologists who stained the Savannah River red? Apparently they were dye-ing for results (ba-dum pah)! Seriously though, folks … All dad jokes aside, last week biologists and environmental engineers from … Continue reading

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It’s heating up

As the summer kicks into full gear and hurricane season does, too, we normally see a slight, welcome bump in July precipitation along the Savannah River Basin. This year, not so much. While each of the sub-basins fell short of … Continue reading

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Savannah River Basin leads Average Rainfalls at halftime

Coming off a mediocre 2019 season, the Savannah River Basin looked to rebuild this year and has already reaped the benefits of preseason adjustments. The basin’s star trio fell short of its average for the first time this year (the … Continue reading

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Comp Study ends: Water quality, other concerns, leave drought plan unchanged

Officials here ended the second interim of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study due to inadequate analysis, a lack of full partnership concurrence on the recommendation and insufficient funding.

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The season of ‘nothing stays the same’

The Savannah River Basin continued to bolster the prevailing theme for 2020: Change is the new routine. April and May are normally the start of the drier season where our water managers must contend more sharply with increases in demand … Continue reading

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4 dredges work in concert as SHEP begins final push

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The deepening of the Savannah harbor has set a new precedent with four dredges in the harbor simultaneously, the Army Corps of Engineers announced. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) includes two dredges keeping the channel at … Continue reading

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