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USACE Savannah District Boat Captain, Eddie Culp and Civil Engineer technicians Kenneth Skinner and Michael Ansley conduct a survey in the Savannah River. The team ensures the Hydro Survey section helps keep the nation’s commerce flowing by keeping the ports of Savannah and Brunswick open.
Col. Daniel Hibner (left), Savannah District Commander, and Erik Blechinger, District Deputy Engineer, address members of Conti Federal Services, Inc., the contractor converting the Regional Training Institute barracks into a alternate care facility for COVID-19 on St. Croix Island, April 20, 2020.
Steven Bath, Deputy Chief of Engineering, works on the alternate care facility project design on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hear remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, specific to support by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the national Coronavirus response. These clips are excerpts from today's press conference in the Pentagon. The full event, including remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy; Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville; Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite; and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle can also be viewed here: https://facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/2643688735757461/
The Corps of Engineers has been dredging sediment from the Savannah River since the 19th century. A crucial requirement for maintaining a deepened harbor is having a designated placement area for sediment. The Corps calls these designated areas “dredged material containment areas” (DMCA). And since the Corps must dredge miles of the Savannah River year after year, large containment areas are required.
Ordnance experts detonate an 81mm shell in place in 2010 on Camp Butner, North Carolina, as part of a Formerly Used Defense Sites program cleanup of the former Department of Defense installation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Savannah District, oversees the FUDS program in the southeastern United States. The program encompasses more than 1,100 sites. (Courtesy image)
Rendering of what the new KC-46A Pegasus Hangar will look like once completed. Currently under construction at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C., the facility will support the new KC-46A, a mid-air refueling tanker arriving at the installation in the summer of 2020.
A mock-up is shown of part of the future Cyber Center of Excellence campus. Buildings still under construction or in planning are labeled MCA (military construction Army). The CCoE is the largest military construction program in the continental United States and is scheduled for completion in 2028.

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Savannah harbor deepening sets precedent; four dredges in harbor simultaneously
5/31/2020
The deepening of the Savannah harbor has set a new precedent with four dredges in the harbor simultaneously, the Army Corps of Engineers announced.The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) includes...
Hartwell Lake closes Singing Pines boat ramp
5/21/2020
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...

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Final Issuance of Programmatic General Permits for Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

PROJECT NAME: Final Issuance of Programmatic General Permits for Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. COUNTY: Multiple. NEAREST NAMED WATERBODY: Lake Seminole, George W. Andrews Lake, Walter F. George Lake, West Point Lake, Lake Sidney Lanier, Carters Lake, and Allatoona Lake. OVERALL PROJECT PURPOSE: Various, minor routine activities conducted at listed Mobile District facilities, including: maintenance of existing beaches, boat slips, canals, docking and berthing areas, navigation channels; construction and maintenance of piers, wharves and their normal appurtenances, boat shelters, gazebos, boat hoists, boat ramps, moorings, pilings, dolphins, rip-rap, bulkheads, cross-over walks, submersed cables, intake structures, jetties, breakwater structures, and submerged irrigation lines; and initial dredging activities.
Published: 5/18/2020

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has prepared this Draft Environmental Assessment (EA), and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for an emergency supplemental beach renourishment on the Tybee Island Shore Protection Project, Tybee Island, Georgia. The report evaluates potential impacts of the renourishment, dune construction, and an expansion of the previously licensed borrow area.