Tag: Corps Savannah DIstrict
  • Deepening the inner Savannah harbor begins

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Today Col. Daniel Hibner, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announces deepening begins for the inner portion of the Savannah harbor. This initiates the final construction phase of the 20-year effort to deepen the third busiest container port in the United States.
  • Corps of Engineers to study Augusta’s ‘training wall’ in Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – An underwater wall installed in the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia, more than a century ago will be the subject of a just-funded study by the Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District. The so-called “training wall” in the Savannah River runs from just downstream of 8th Street and ends 1,800 feet downstream of Boathouse Community Center. It aided commercial shipping in the 20th century by keeping the navigation channel deep for the port in Augusta on the Georgia side of the river.
  • Weir simulation reaches targeted depth in Augusta

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah River level in the Augusta area reached target elevation today as part of the simulation planned to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District as well as the public to observe the summer conditions expected with the fish passage recommended plan, known as Alternative 2-6d. The recommended plan involves construction of a rock weir which would take the place of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam in order to maintain a pool in Augusta.
  • Automated payment station at Thurmond Lake makes entry easy

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A new automated payment station at Clarks Hill Park at Thurmond Lake will make it easy for visitors to use credit and debit cards to use the area and other areas at the reservoir. The payment station, similar to other such devices at a number of businesses, will dispense passes allowing use and access at any of the Corps of Engineers operated day-use areas on Thurmond Lake.