Category Archives: SHEP

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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Fixed weir pool simulation, release of draft report scheduled for mid-February

For those interested in how the planned fixed weir at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam site will look along the Savannah River in the Augusta area – stand by. We plan to simulate conditions by making incremental adjustments … Continue reading

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Fixed weir pool simulation delayed due to excessive precipitation

Due to conditions from heavy November and December rainfall we must delay the pool simulation of the recommended fixed crest weir at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam site, originally scheduled to begin Jan. 5. U.S. Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Corps of Engineers to reveal recommended fish passage alternative for lock & dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, are scheduled to give a public presentation announcing the recommended fish passage plan Nov. 14 in North Augusta, South Carolina.

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Balancing fish passage and current uses

(Editor’s Note: This post, written by Savannah District Deputy District Engineer Erik Blechinger, was published in the Augusta Chronicle July 21.) Not all dams exist to create storage reservoirs or retain floodwaters; some dams were constructed simply to provide a … Continue reading

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Corps of Engineers to hold public open house on fish passage at lock and dam

Local residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing analysis of the fish passage construction at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Tuesday, June 26 in Augusta, Georgia. The informational open house will be led … Continue reading

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New webpage on lock and dam fish passage now live

If you’re interested in our plans for a fish passage near Augusta, Georgia, this post is for you. We launched a webpage today on the future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, and the process to get there. … Continue reading

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Corps completes deepening of Savannah harbor’s entrance channel

SAVANNAH, Ga. – In case you missed it, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, marked the end of deepening of the outer Savannah harbor last week. Only final touches remain in this $134 million project to deepen the entrance … Continue reading

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SHEP roars into 2018

As cold weather gripped the nation and temporarily stalled work in cities across the South in the new year, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project continued to check items off its to-do list.

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Tide gate removal pushes SHEP closer to completion

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The removal of a 1970s-era structure from the Savannah River’s Back River marks another major milestone in the deepening of the nation’s fourth busiest container port. It also returns the Back River to its natural width to … Continue reading

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