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About US 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

Procrastination pays off?

I’ll admit it: By last week I had written off the Savannah River Basin as being subpar for another month. Who needs rainfall anyway? However, pre-Halloween storms blew through like a wolf on our three little pigs and pushed each … Continue reading

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Corps announces decision on fish passage; plans for public engagement

SAVANNAH, Ga. – This afternoon we announced a decision on the future of the fish passage at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam near Augusta, Georgia. We selected alternative 2-6d, a set of river-width weirs followed by the removal … Continue reading

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Permit fee increases suspended pending national review

SAVANNAH, Ga. – We are delaying the implementation of fee increases for shoreline permits in the South Atlantic region while Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducts a national review of the shoreline management program fees. The South Atlantic region will … Continue reading

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Rainfall? September had anything but

Pfffft! (That’s the sound I made while spitting out my coffee as I noticed September’s rainfall tally for the Savannah River Basin. Coincidentally, that’s how I imagined Mother Nature produced the rainfall that misted the basin last month.) Misted might … Continue reading

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Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declared the first drought level Tuesday in response to the pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipping below 326.0 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering … Continue reading

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Corps kicks off Augusta Training Wall Disposition Study

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Geologists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District began collecting soil samples from the bottom of the Savannah River recently as part of a disposition study to determine the cost and benefit of removing an old … Continue reading

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The Spidermen of the Corps

An urgent call comes in. “I understand,” Bill Moeller says. “We’ll be right there.” Moeller and his team suit up and within minutes they’re rappelling down the face of a massive concrete structure hundreds of feet above the river. ——— … Continue reading

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Luck is a matter of perspective

I’m not a betting man, but if I lived in the upper Savannah River Basin, I’d think Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.

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Dissolved oxygen injection system a ‘remarkable success’

Last week we completed the report on tests for the Hutchinson Island dissolved oxygen injection system, an environmental mitigation feature of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

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Aquatic plants give shelter to young fish

Finding a quiet and safe place for a nursery tops the priorities for new parents, be they humans or fish. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state partners help fish in Savannah River reservoirs find those safe places for … Continue reading

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