US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District

On September 3, 2019, the Savannah District Regulatory Division was approved to implement emergency permitting process procedures for all areas within the Savannah District regulatory boundary to address regulated impacts from Hurricane Dorian. Emergency permit authorization may be requested to expedite permitting of activities to avoid potential hazard to life, property, or risk of economic hardship. A public notice announcing these procedures was released on September 4, 2019 and are valid for 6 months (from September 3, 2019). The District has also coordinated emergency permitting procedures with representatives from various State and Federal resource agencies. A copy of our public notice, which contains information for submitting request(s) for emergency permit can be found at the link above. Questions regarding emergency permitting procedures may be directed to the appropriate office, which can be located by visiting our webpage at: "
A joint effort between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Corps of Engineers planted water willows into Russell Lake. The native plants, provided by the Georgia DNR, provide shelter for young bass, feeding areas for fish, and help prevent bank erosion.
Shaun Blocker, Savannah District Multipurpose Management Branch chief, assists Col. Daniel Hibner, Savannah District commander, with determining if a soil sample is hydric soil based on the colors in the Munsell Soil Colorbook.
In this Oct. 2016 NASA photo satellites see Hurricane Matthew's center near Coastal South Carolina. Hurricane preparedness is important because, as this photo shows, a storm’s effects can cover the entire East Coast.

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Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas...
Youth dove hunts coming soon to Russell Lake
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold two youth dove hunts on the Georgia portion of Richard B. Russell Lake on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21. The hunts begin at 2 pm and end at sunset....

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Project Name: SAS-2018-00554 Twin Pines Minerals, LLC County: Charlton
Published: 9/17/2019

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has prepared a Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact to evaluate the potential impacts of modifying the previously-approved Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Fish Passage Mitigation feature.  The proposed modifications to the Fish Passage feature of the SHEP includes a river-wide in-channel fish passage consisting of a fixed crest weir with a rock ramp sloping upstream from the existing dam location and includes a low-lying floodplain bench on the Georgia side to provide additional high flow conveyance.


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.