Operations personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, launched two hydrographic survey vessels from the Engineer’s Depot on Hutchinson Island into the Savannah Harbor, Georgia on October 1, 2022. At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, the vessels were deployed to Brunswick Harbor to survey the entrance channel in response to Hurricane Ian. The survey teams will collect information that will be used by the Coast Guard and Brunswick harbor pilots to ensure safe passage and navigation.
Every year, Savannah District foresters allows a select contractor access to gather the berries. Prior to each season, the Directorate of Public Works Forestry Department at Fort Stewart identifies areas to be harvested and seeks the required environmental approval. Savannah District real estate foresters then oversees the operation by selling the available berries to the highest bidder. In a typical year, the Corps earns anywhere between $50,000 to $80,000 but this year was an especially good crop and earned more than $105,000, sold at the rate of $1.20 per pound.
Graduates of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District Leadership Development Program Level 2 pose for a group photograph with Maj. Alex Duffy, deputy commander, during a graduation ceremony, Sept. 22 at the district headquarters.
Col. Joseph Geary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander, was a keynote speaker during the 15th annual Georgia Environmental Conference plenary sessions Aug. 24. The environmental conference is noted as the largest, most comprehensive educational environmental opportunity in Georgia. Savannah District’s leaders and team members talked about what the District does to maintain, restore, protect, and improve the environment through its many projects and regulatory programs.
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, and Clemson University participated in dam safety tabletop exercises at Hartwell and Clemson Diversion Dams July 27-28. The exercises help foster dialogue between the Corps and stakeholders and prepares them to respond more effectively and efficiently to an emergency with the dam.
Every year, more than six-million visitors travel to walk the cobblestone steps of River Street in historic, downtown Savannah, Ga. An unobstructed view of the Savannah River offers visitors the unique opportunity of viewing some of the largest cargo ships in the world as they pass by under the Talmadge Memorial Bridge on their way to the Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal. What they don’t see through the dark water under the passing ships, however, is the 47-feet deep river channel bottom, recently deepened and annually maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah and Jacksonville Districts began collaborating in February on a restoration project at the Dredged Material Containment Area 1S, located on the Savannah River near Port Wentworth, Georgia, as part of the mitigation requirements associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
Susan Smith is a Savannah District Construction Division project engineer on Fort Stewart. In this video she recently spoke about a fuel containment curb installation project that's just one example of how the district is continuing the mission despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. .

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The U.S. Army invites the public to review and comment on this Proposed Plan (PP), which documents the Army’s Preferred Remedial Alternative that addresses environmental contamination associated with historical activities at the North Landfill Area (NLA), FTG-01, at Fort Gillem, Forest Park, Georgia. The PP also summarizes environmental investigations and human health and ecological risk assessments completed to date at FTG-01.

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This Proposed Plan is being presented by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to allow the public to review and comment on the preferred remedial alternative at the Former Conway BGR, Projects 03 and 05, Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) Projects No. I04SC002503 and I04SC002505, located in Conway, South Carolina.

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This Proposed Plan is being presented by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to allow the public to review and comment on the preferred remedial alternative at the Former Donaldson Air Force Base Area of Concern 8, Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) Project No. I04SC009606 located in Greenville, South Carolina.

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PROJECT NAME:  Colonia Oil Kaolin Terminal. COUNTY: Chatham. NEAREST NAMED WATERWAY: Savannah River. OVERALL PROJECT PURPOSE: To accommodate a growing need for breakbulk processing areas in the Savannah harbor.
Published: 9/20/2022