Category Archives: New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam

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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Commander welcomes Army’s Civil Works Secretary to Augusta

Tuesday we were honored to welcome the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, The Honorable R. D. James to Augusta, Georgia, who visited to learn the details surrounding the future Fish Passage at the New Savannah Bluff Lock … Continue reading

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More explanation on the illustration in the last post

Our last post included a graphic that attracted a number of comments, so this post is intended to further explain the illustration.

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Alt 2-6d is not the only in-channel alternative

In our last post we disclosed the reasons why we eliminated Alternative 1-1 from further consideration. Cost was a big factor, but the main reason is the lower probability involved with Alt 1-1’s ability to pass fish. Passing fish is … Continue reading

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Comparing the two Fish Passage alternatives

Since we announced the recommended plan of Alternative 2-6d that would replace the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with a fixed weir, many in the Augusta area have expressed interest in a different alternative, namely Alternative 1-1.

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Comment period on future of lock & dam extended, passing fish remains priority

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, added an additional 30 days to the comment period related to plans to pass fish upstream of the existing New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam near Augusta, Georgia. The … Continue reading

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Lock & Dam workshop is March 6 at Augusta Marriott

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold an interactive workshop on the proposed future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam from 4 to 6 p.m., March 6, at the Augusta Marriott (at … Continue reading

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Fish passage draft report released, public meeting is March 6

After a one-day delay, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, published today the Draft Integrated Post Authorization Analysis Report and Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA), Fish Passage at New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam (NSBLD), and Draft Finding of … Continue reading

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Weir simulation reaches targeted depth in Augusta

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah River level in the Augusta area reached target elevation today as part of the simulation planned to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, as well as the public, to observe the summer … Continue reading

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Why Augusta’s river level shouldn’t determine Thurmond discharge

(Editor’s Note: This post, written by Savannah District Deputy District Engineer Erik Blechinger, was published in the Augusta Chronicle Feb. 9.) Over the course of several public meetings and feedback on social media there appears to be misunderstanding over what … Continue reading

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