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A very SHEP Christmas

ShareAs 2016 draws to a close Savannah District is looking to the future. Here’s what the holidays will be like in a few years when the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is complete. On the 12th day after SHEP was complete, … Continue reading

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No matter how slight, November’s rain a welcome sight

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga – If not for three light days of rain in November, the Savannah River’s sub-basins would have none. For yet another month, Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond seemed to almost dodge showers.

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Above average August rainfall keeps reservoirs steady

Share Rainfall in all three reservoir sub-basins exceeded normal in August. While no single event provided the basin with massive runoff, the steady and consistent small rain events kept the reservoirs at a relatively flat level. Leading the charge: Hartwell … Continue reading

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Rain is coming, but will it be enough?

ShareIf the first three days in August are any indication, things could be looking up for the Savannah River Basin. Last month, on the other hand, the only reason to look up was in a fit of frustration. Russell’s take … Continue reading

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Facebook plugin just a Band-Aid

ShareIn March, we mentioned we were in the process of updating our comments section to satisfy Department of Defense policy requirements. We recently began using Facebook as a temporary fix while the Defense Media Activity, which administers our blog, is … Continue reading

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It’s not you, it’s us

ShareWe really do want to hear from our community but you may have noticed our comment section is currently down. Last week Defense Media Activity, which administers our blog, noticed the service was displaying advertisements in their comments, which is … Continue reading

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Savannah River Dams to make controlled spillway releases due to recent rains

ShareDue to recent above-normal rainfall in the upper Savannah River Basin, Savannah District anticipates a need to operate the spillway gates early on the morning of Dec. 31 at the three major dams in the Savannah River system: Hartwell Dam, Richard … Continue reading

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Community feedback helps keep us on track

ShareWe started Balancing the Basin nearly four years ago to establish communication with you, our readers and stakeholders, and to relay relevant information on projects and operations along the Savannah River Basin. In that span we’ve covered topics ranging from … Continue reading

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Preconstruction monitoring study moves deepening forward

ShareExperts from the Savannah District continue to move forward with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, aka SHEP. The Corps has finished one year of required pre-construction environmental monitoring and will continue monitoring throughout the harbor deepening and for 10 years … Continue reading

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Divers continue to unveil ‘little shards of life’ from CSS Georgia

ShareLast week marine archaeologists diving on the CSS Georgia entered their fifth and final month of the small artifact recovery phase. And though the number of artifacts they have been discovering has slowed to a trickle, the nuance each new … Continue reading

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