Tag Archives: Savannah River Basin

Luck is a matter of perspective

I’m not a betting man, but if I lived in the upper Savannah River Basin, I’d think Mother Nature was trying to tell me something. In August, the Hartwell sub-basin collected 4.185 inches of rain; the previous month, 4.181 inches. … 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). The report contains conclusive evidence demonstrating the downstream D.O. plant delivers results better … Continue reading

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Aquatic plants give shelter to young fish

Finding a quiet and safe place for a nursery tops the priorities for new parents, be they humans or fish. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state partners help fish in Savannah River reservoirs find those safe places for … Continue reading

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The tale of hydrilla and the golden grass-eating carp

Once upon a time there was a terrible invasive weed-queen named Hydrilla who grew so fast she pushed out every other aquatic plant at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. With the help of her toxic underling, blue-green algae, the pair wreaked … Continue reading

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Setting the stage

Well, there’s one thing you can say about July’s rainfall: it wasn’t June, but it also wasn’t May, either. (Or is that two things?) The Savannah River Basin took an abnormally dry month (May), chased it with an abnormally wet … Continue reading

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There’s (no longer) an app for that

Community members have been experiencing issues recently with our Savannah Corps lake level app. Some folks have mentioned that the app will no longer update (but could still access it), whereas others couldn’t even find it in the app store. … Continue reading

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3 died at Corps lakes over July 4th weekend

Over the Independence Day weekend three fatalities at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supervised lakes could have been prevented with a simple piece of equipment: a life jacket. According to the Corps’ statistics, most recreation fatalities occur outside designated recreational … Continue reading

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Corps to study Augusta’s ‘training wall’

SAVANNAH, Ga. – An underwater wall installed in the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia, more than a century ago will be the subject of a just-funded study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District. The so-called “training wall” … Continue reading

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Holding strong — all summer long?

The Savannah River Basin roared into summer last month. Hartwell and Thurmond each collected 6.8 inches of rain in June – a full 2 and 3 inches above their averages, respectively. Russell pulled in a solid 5 inches compared to … Continue reading

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Summer heat hits striped bass hard

No one argues that summer heat in the South climbs well above the comfort level – for humans and animals.

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