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The buzz from Fort Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence campus is a little quieter this week -- not on account of a pause in construction, but because a key component of the massive, multiple-agency project is missing.
A drone captures the totality of the CMA CGM Brazil, the largest ship to call on the East Coast, at Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal, Sept. 18, 2020. Photo courtesy of Georgia Ports Authority.
Erica Janocha, a biologist with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, has a critical role in protecting Georgia's waterways by ensuring water quality in the Savannah River's dredged material containment areas (DMCAs).
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. .
The Dredge Chatry of Weeks Marine is shown deepening the inner harbor of the Savannah River May 28, 2020, as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The project is on schedule for completion in January 2022. -Photo by Georgia Ports Authority
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:
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)

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Hartwell Lake visitor center to reopen May 24
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Project Office, will reopen the project’s visitor center May 24, after more than a year of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Corps of Engineers test confirms strength of dissolved oxygen injection system in Savannah harbor
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The results of tests of the dissolved oxygen (DO) injection system for the Savannah harbor concludes the multi-million-dollar apparatus successfully mitigates for the reduction in DO...

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SAS-2011-00779 (MS-ILF-JAH)

PROJECT NAME:  Georgia Land Trust In-Lieu Fee Program - Beaverdam Creek Wetland Site. COUNTY:  Wilkes. NEAREST NAMED WATERWAY:  Beaverdam Creek. OVERALL PROJECT PURPOSE:  To incorporate the 36.62-acre Beaverdam Creek Wetland Site into the In-Lieu Fee Program.
Published: 5/13/2021

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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.