The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, posted a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Fish Passage at New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam (NSBLD), Richmond County, Georgia and Aiken County, South Carolina. The MOA is among the Corps, the Georgia and South Carolina State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO), and the Advisory Council on History Preservation (ACHP). The MOA addresses adverse effects to the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam in accordance with 36 CFR Part 800. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This law requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties that are listed or meet the criteria for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
The MOA was developed in consultation with the Georgia and South Carolina SHPOs and describes mitigation for removing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, a historic structure eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Corps proposes to document the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam and its history using creative interpretive displays and programs, and to make this information available to the public through the Corps’ website.
The MOA can be downloaded from this page: https://go.usa.gov/xdGpn.
Those wishing to make official comments can find the mail and email addresses within the MOA and the public notice.
For more on the fish passage and the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, see our webpage here.
For a history of the lock and dam, check our webpage here.
Release no. 20-004