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Permission granted: How the Corps governs federal waterways

ShareBy Tunis McElwain Savannah District Regulatory Chief A dock in a river requires permission from the federal government. Private-, public-, government-owned; all docks – and any other kind of work or construction in federal navigable waterways, must have a Department … Continue reading

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Savannah District teams up to keep commerce flowing

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – While many Savannah residents clogged roads returning home following Hurricane Matthew last week, a small group worked to ensure a major artery into the city — the Savannah River – remained clear.

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Corps to close portions of lock and dam due to safety concerns

ShareThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and the City of Augusta, Georgia, will close all access to a portion of the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam on May 15 due to safety concerns with the aging structure. … Continue reading

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Will the Savannah harbor deepening lead to more releases from the reservoirs?

ShareBy Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist As the Savannah District continues designing and planning the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), some residents near the Corps reservoirs express concern the proposed deepening could increase downstream outflows. Let me state the … Continue reading

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Video: District Commander Explains Basin Priorities

ShareWe launched this blog in January 2013 to provide you with more timely information about the Savannah River Basin and the ongoing drought. We also chose this platform to spur two-way communication and open up a dialogue for your questions … Continue reading

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