There are approximately 4,000 different species, but only 50 types live solely in freshwater. The most common Bryozoans, which translates to “moss animal” in Latin, are the Pectinatella magnifica. It thrives in the Savannah River lakes and makes its own substrate, forming large gelatinous colonies that attach to anything stationary and grow just below the surface of the water.
Attendees of the Hydraulic Institute Fall Conference visited the lower Savannah River dissolved oxygen plant operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Oct. 24, 2022.
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.

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Hartwell, Russell, Thurmond Lakes no longer in drought operations
12/21/2022
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes are no longer in drought operations due to the recent rain...
Recreation Facility and Special Event Permit Fee Increases at Thurmond and Hartwell Lakes
12/19/2022
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, announces fee increases for camping and shelter reservations as well as special event permits at the J. Strom Thurmond and Hartwell...

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The Corps is proposing to conduct maintenance dredging of shoaled areas within the Cumberland Dividings area of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), from river miles 704.5 through 709.5, and has developed placement alternatives that consider previously used upland placement sites as well as beneficial use of dredged material (BUDM) placement areas consistent with Section 125 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.

Approximately 316,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the channel utilizing Hydraulic cutterhead dredges. The Corps is proposing placement of dredged material at one preferred site that would restore a highly eroded island habitat. The proposed location was chosen with consideration toward cultural, environmental, economic, and recreational resources.

This Proposed Plan presents the U.S. Army’s preferred alternative for addressing soil and groundwater contamination at the Pope Army Airfield Golf Course Pesticide Site (CCFTBR-H) which is located in the northeastern portion of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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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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Muscogee County School District Elementary School No. 8

PROJECT NAME: Muscogee County School District Elementary School No. 8 (SAS-2022-00191) COUNTY: Muscogee County NEAREST NAMED WATERBODY: Tiger Creek OVERALL PROJECT PURPOSE: The project involves the proposed construction of a new elementary school including building pads, parking lots, recreation areas and storm management facilities.
Published: 1/18/2023