Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife

Hunter’s game dampened by stormy opponent

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – Like a game of chess, the players lie in wait to outsmart their opponent’s next move. But on a morning besieged by rain, the turkeys had nature’s advantage.

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More like March Sadness …

ShareTime was winding down. Expectations, hopes, dreams, all on the line. And then … thud. Regardless of which team you were rooting for, March’s rainfall for the Savannah River Basin was a resounding brick as the month expired.

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Status update for ongoing Corps studies

ShareIn December, we asked for feedback on topics you’d like to read more about on Balancing the Basin. Several readers responded, so throughout 2016 we’ll be incorporating those questions and comments into posts. Excerpt from Ferris’ comments: “… I would … Continue reading

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Changes affect shoreline uses at Hartwell, Thurmond

ShareOften laws and regulations go into effect at the beginning of a new year. The Savannah District started three more this Jan. 1. All deal with shoreline management at Corps of Engineers’ reservoirs on the Savannah River. Two stirred little … Continue reading

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2015 – it’s a rap

ShareIt’s the end of the year, halls decked with cheer So it’s time to look back for the Corps of Engineers Projects so vast too much to count but here’s a quick bit for what we’re all about

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Savannah River islands attract a different type of tourist

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. — Threatened by development and predators from every side, local birds here are finding safe, pristine habitats in an unlikely place: at the bottom of the Savannah River. As part of environmental mitigation for the Savannah Harbor Navigation … Continue reading

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Across the nation bald eagles are thriving; so why are they dying at Thurmond Lake?

ShareIts origin is mysterious. Its prevalence ubiquitous. The growing and invasive waterweed known as hydrilla beckons hungry waterfowl, known as coots, who fall prey to a lethal blue-green algae present on its leaves. The American bald eagles that prey on … Continue reading

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Spawning season a delicate balance

ShareAn unfertilized fish egg sitting in a nest at Lake Hartwell was having trouble remembering what he was doing there … then it spawned on him. Although today is April Fools’ Day, this time of year is no laughing matter for largemouth … Continue reading

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Phinizy researchers to study Savannah River oxbow lakes

ShareEditor’s Note: This article is authored by Oscar P. Flite III, Ph.D., CEO and senior scientist at Phinizy Center for Water Sciences. Flite and his organization are involved in scientific research on the Savannah River that provides critical information needed … Continue reading

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Plant Vogtle water permit follows current basin water manual

ShareOver the past several months the occasional fan of Balancing the Basin has voiced concern about the expansion of Plant Vogtle on the Savannah River. Most of the concern focused on the increased water needs (and impacts on reservoir levels) … Continue reading

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