Tag Archives: Savannah District

Flowers or not, April’s rain still welcome

ShareThe Savannah River Basin continued its march toward summer with stable, (mostly) above average rainfall in April. Hartwell kicked it up a notch, collecting a solid 6.2 inches compared to its 4.6-inch average.

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Children brighten up the workplace

ShareSavannah District hosted 30 children as part of National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 25.

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Commander welcomes Army’s Civil Works Secretary to Augusta

ShareTuesday 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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Thurmond falls short; Hartwell picks up the tab

ShareStop me if you’ve heard this one before: Three sub-basins walk into a bar … 

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

ShareSAVANNAH, 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

ShareSAVANNAH, 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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Weir simulation reaches targeted depth in Augusta

ShareSAVANNAH, 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

Share(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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Looking back is looking up

ShareAfter toiling diligently for the past two plus years, it seems the Savannah River Basin has finally freed itself from the drought that began in 2016.

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Fixed weir pool simulation delayed due to excessive precipitation

ShareDue 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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