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  • 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.
  • Army Corps Announces Administrative Fee Changes

    Atlanta, Ga. – Beginning 1 January 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, will implement a revised administrative fee schedule resulting in a total cost of $835 for a dock and land based facilities at its reservoirs and along certain federal waterways in the Southeastern United States.
  • Tests on first dissolved oxygen injection system indicate successful results

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has completed tests on its
  • 31st annual Kids’ Fishing Derby comes to Russell Lake May 4

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Richard B. Russell Project Office, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Lake Russell Recreation and Tourism Coalition, will host the 31st Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, Saturday, May 4.
  • 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.
  • Corps to simulate fish passage water levels in Augusta

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has begun making incremental adjustments to the pool level in the Augusta area today with expectation to reach target water levels by Feb.14 or sooner, in order to simulate conditions of a fixed weir in place of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. Gradual adjustment of the pool is necessary to maintain riverbank integrity.
  • 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.
  • Corps’ contractors to complete first debris pickup in Miller County Dec. 22, begin second pass Dec. 29

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – By Dec. 22, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with local government officials, will complete the first pass picking up debris generated by Hurricane Michael in Miller County, Ga. In anticipation of the second pass, residents should place any storm-generated debris along the side of the roadway before the morning of the county's scheduled start date for the second and final pass.
  • Debris removal continues for Terrell County

    ALBANY, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with local government officials, has completed the first pass picking up vegetative debris generated by Hurricane Michael in Terrell County, Ga. In anticipation of the second pass, residents should place any storm-generated vegetative debris along the side of the roadway before the morning of the county's scheduled date.
  • Corps of Engineers to reveal recommended fish passage alternative for lock & dam

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, are scheduled to give a public presentation announcing the recommended fish passage plan Nov. 14 in North Augusta, South Carolina. In addition to announcing the recommended plan, officials will describe the selection process, provide the status of the analysis with its connection with the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, and discuss the expected impacts to the river.