Tag Archives: USACE

Thurmond: Set a course for full pool

ShareAfter what feels like a decade in the making, contractors finished repairing the 23 seals on Thurmond’s gates last week. (Full exhale).

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Accounting for the basin’s smallest stakeholders

ShareFor much of the year, we concentrate on stakeholders living on or around our three reservoirs along the Savannah River Basin. However, for a short period each spring, our focus shifts to the residents in those reservoirs.

Posted in Fish and Wildlife, Recreation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam, SHEP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter’s momentum masks March’s mums

ShareThe Savannah River Basin has been posting some impressive stats in the past six months, but last month was not one of them.

Posted in Rainfall Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More explanation on the illustration in the last post

ShareOur last post included a graphic that attracted a number of comments, so this post is intended to further explain the illustration.

Posted in New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Guest Author, New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Rainfall Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam, SHEP, Water Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s beginning to look a lot like … 2015

ShareIf you’ve been following the weather lately (or in practical terms, have begrudgingly just stopped putting away your umbrella), you’ve noticed the uptick in precipitation in the past two months. While the rainy season for the Savannah River Basin is … Continue reading

Posted in Rainfall Update, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment