Category Archives: SHEP

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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