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Federal and state officials to sign harbor deepening agreement Oct. 8

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Deepening the Savannah harbor takes a giant leap forward when officials from the Corps of Engineers and the State of Georgia sign a Project Partnership Agreement Oct. 8. The signing of the PPA allows the Corps of Engineers to accept bids for the first contracts to be awarded under the $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).
Published: 9/30/2014

Corps awards contract for Tybee Island beach renourishment

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Tybee Island will gain greater protection against storms from additional sand reinforcing the beach there. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District awarded a $10 million contract Monday for the next shoreline protection project at this coastal Georgia community. Shoreline protection is also known as beach renourishment.
Published: 9/25/2014

Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level today when pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to 325.85 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering Trigger Level 1 activates the Corps’ drought management plan which limits the discharge rate from the Thurmond Dam.
Published: 9/22/2014

Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will waive day use fees at Corps-operated recreation areas in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived.
Published: 9/15/2014

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