Tag Archives: Savannah River

Sub-basins, start your engines

ShareThe Savannah River Basin came out of the gates running for the first month in 2019. However, unlike many people, it kept its New Year’s resolutions and remained above average in January. Each of the sub-basins exceeded its average by … Continue reading

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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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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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Fish passage weir with floodplain bench to replace lock and dam

ShareToday we announced at a public meeting in North Augusta, South Carolina, the District’s recommended plan for replacing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with a fixed weir that can pass fish. Out of seven possible alternative plans that … Continue reading

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Corps of Engineers to reveal recommended fish passage alternative for lock & dam

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, are scheduled to give a public presentation announcing the recommended fish passage plan Nov. 14 in North Augusta, South Carolina.

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Wet summer could make Southeast more vulnerable

ShareHydrologists from NOAA’s Southeast River Forecast Center released their most recent Water Resources Outlook last week.

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One soggy summer

ShareEvery day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.

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The fate of Augusta’s lock and dam (and some history)

Share(Editor’s Note: This post, written by Savannah District Commander Col. Marvin Griffin, was published in the Augusta Chronicle Feb. 10.) The fate of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam has become a topic widely discussed in the past year. … Continue reading

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Tide gate removal pushes SHEP closer to completion

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – The removal of a 1970s-era structure from the Savannah River’s Back River marks another major milestone in the deepening of the nation’s fourth busiest container port. It also returns the Back River to its natural width to … Continue reading

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Following the water

ShareIn this five-minute video, Waterpedia follows your water’s path from the Savannah River through the treatment process and eventually to your tap.

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