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SHEP solidifies Savannah’s status with super-sized ships

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Last week, the Georgia Ports Authority welcomed a big-time VIS (very important ship), which not only made waves in Savannah, but all along the East Coast. The CMA CGM Brazil, which is the largest ship to call … Continue reading

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Sally brings rain: Here’s how our reservoirs will manage

After making landfall in the Gulf Coast early this morning, Hurricane Sally is expected to downgrade to a depression and move eastward soaking a wide path through Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. All three of our reservoirs – Hartwell, Russell … Continue reading

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Mother Nature gets serious

As students around the Southeast have gone back to school virtually, Mother Nature showed up in person in a big way at Savannah River Basin High. Not content with last month’s ‘B’ in summer school, she delivered nearly twice her … Continue reading

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Hartwell Lake closes Singing Pines boat ramp

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Corps of Engineers officials at Hartwell Lake have closed all access at Singing Pines Recreation Area, including the roadway leading to the boat ramp parking area, in response to repeated trespassing of the adjacent closed day-use area … Continue reading

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Phased reopening begins at Thurmond and Hartwell

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Phased reopening of Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds and additional boat ramps at reservoirs along the Savannah River will take place May 15 and May 18. The gradual reopening will vary based on the ability to ensure … Continue reading

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Corps kicks off Augusta Training Wall Disposition Study

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Geologists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District began collecting soil samples from the bottom of the Savannah River recently as part of a disposition study to determine the cost and benefit of removing an old … 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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