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Drill Rig Assistant Lemon Moses (left) and Drill Operator John Verrett (right) bag soil samples during groundwater investigations near Fort Jackson, South Carolina Jan. 26. Soil was extracted using the TerraSonic drill rig—a piece of high-tech machinery that is the only one of its kind within USACE. The drill can be used to perform subsurface and geotechnical investigation projects on the toughest terrains throughout the nation.
Savannah’s exclusive technology attracts work from around the nation
A powerful tool enables the Savannah District Explorations Unit to provide unique capabilities in challenging terrains across the nation. The new sonic drill rig - a piece of high-tech machinery that is the only one of its kind within the federal government - can be used in subsurface and geotechnical investigation projects, serving various federal customers throughout the nation.
Risk cadre members observe newly placed riprap slope protection placed to prevent erosion on a steep slope at the Beach City Dam in Ohio for the Huntington District July 2012.
Risk cadre renews commitment to Corps’ most vulnerable structures
Risk cadre members observe newly placed riprap slope protection placed to prevent erosion on a steep slope at the Beach City Dam in Ohio for the Huntington District July 2012.
Matthew Rorick (back), Jason Lavecchia (front) and Jimmy Luo of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District work to provide emergency power to areas surrounding Annville, Penn., in response to Superstorm Sandy. As part of the joint federal response led by FEMA, the Corps of Engineers currently has 69 FEMA mission assignments exceeding a total of $254 million.
Savannah's power team generates national recognition
Matthew Rorick (back), Jason Lavecchia (front) and Jimmy Luo of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District work to provide emergency power to areas surrounding Annville, Penn., in response to Superstorm Sandy.
Workers flush munitions with hot water and MuniRem during inertion operations Nov. 4. Liquids carry black powder down a stepped trough system, which was built with 2-by-4s onsite. The stepped system is a means for collecting progressively finer black powder particulates, which are then scooped and further contained.
CSS Georgia's parting shot
A team of engineers and technicians have spent the last two months inerting 170 Dahlgren and 6.4-inch Brooke projectiles that Navy divers recovered from the CSS Georgia this summer. READ MORE at link below.
The Fort Pulaski shoreline stabilization project restored approximately a mile and a half of Cockspur Island’s north shore using more than 200,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Savannah Harbor Navigation Project.
Shore stabilization project protects Fort Pulaski’s heritage
The Fort Pulaski shoreline stabilization project restored approximately a mile and a half of Cockspur Island’s north shore using more than 200,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Savannah Harbor Navigation Project.

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Thurmond Lake targets participants for spring turkey hunts

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project will host three turkey hunts in the Bussey Point Management Area in the spring of 2016. The management area will be opened to all ages April 1-2 and exclusively to minors for a youth hunt scheduled April 9.
Published: 1/27/2016

Hartwell Dam opens its gates to lower reservoir level

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Workers at the Hartwell Dam, on the upper Savannah River, have opened the spillway gates on the dam to help lower the reservoir’s water level following significant rainfall on Jan. 22. The gates will remain open through the weekend.
Published: 1/22/2016

Adjustments to Corps recreation fee structure began Jan. 1

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The new year ushers in changes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Savannah District fee structure for recreation day use at boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE. Fees for USACE annual passes to these facilities will also change.
Published: 1/7/2016

Savannah River Dams to make controlled spillway releases due to recent rains

Due to recent above-normal rainfall in the upper Savannah River Basin, Savannah District anticipates a need to operate the spillway gates early on the morning of Dec. 31 at the three major dams in the Savannah River system: Hartwell Dam, Richard B. Russell Dam and J. Strom Thurmond Dam.
Published: 12/30/2015

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