Tag Archives: Savannah River

Making it count: A boat captain’s mission to bring meaning to work

Savannah District to dedicate 2 new survey vessels to fallen soldiers with local ties, April 8.  SAVANNAH, Ga. — Six years ago when it was time to replace Savannah District’s aging fleet of survey vessels, Boat Captain Jim Bodenrader knew … Continue reading

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SHEP’s routine maintenance is anything but …

We’re still charging along with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which is currently 78 percent complete and expected to finish by next year. Weeks Marine is currently performing maintenance dredging as part of SHEP near Old Fort Jackson. But before … Continue reading

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4 dredges work in concert as SHEP begins final push

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The deepening of the Savannah harbor has set a new precedent with four dredges in the harbor simultaneously, the Army Corps of Engineers announced. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) includes two dredges keeping the channel at … Continue reading

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Augusta’s training wall served its purpose

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A team of experts from Savannah District recommends removing the training wall in the Savannah River which runs roughly down the center of the river for more than a mile through Augusta, Georgia, and North Augusta, South Carolina. … Continue reading

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Ditch the rumors: No need to open spillway gates (yet)

Despite rising water level at Hartwell and Russell reservoirs, enough storage area remains to delay opening the spillway gates – rumors notwithstanding.

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Corps announces decision on fish passage; plans for public engagement

SAVANNAH, Ga. – This afternoon we announced a decision on the future of the fish passage at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam near Augusta, Georgia. We selected alternative 2-6d, a set of river-width weirs followed by the removal … Continue reading

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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.

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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).

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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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