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Corps of Engineers unveils fish passage plan for lock & dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today unveiled its recommended plan to allow fish passage around the currently existing New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. The new plan will consist of a fixed weir to allow fish access to traditional spawning grounds between the lock and dam and Thurmond Dam. [Read More]
Published: Nov-14-18

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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-07-18

Debris removal resumes while GAO works to resolve protests

UPDATE: The Corps of Engineers has been granted authority to resume debris removal efforts while the [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-18

Hurricane Michael - Georgia Debris removal effort delayed by third protest

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started work Oct. 26, on the first debris removal effort in the [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins Hurricane Michael debris clean-up in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with local government officials, announces the start of debris removal activity in Georgia, under the direction of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA) as part of the FEMA debris mission assignment. The first haul is scheduled to take place Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 3 p.m., between 144 and 198 Somerset Drive in Albany, Georgia. All interested media are invited to attend for coverage. For the next several months debris will be picked up by contractors operating under the direction of the Corps of Engineers, GEMA/HS and FEMA. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-18

Corps to host youth waterfowl hunts at Richard B. Russell Lake

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will conduct five youth waterfowl hunts for the 2018-2019 season at the Richard B. Russell Project Office on Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 22, Jan. 5, and Jan 12 (dates subject to change). Hunters must be at least 9 years old but no older than 16 to participate. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-18

Lake Hartwell’s Glenn Ferry access area to close temporarily for road repairs

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will temporarily close the Glenn Ferry boat ramp in Anderson County, South Carolina, on Oct. 29 to repair the access road. Repair work will take approximately two weeks and the ramp should reopen by Nov. 9, weather permitting. [Read More]
Published: Oct-23-18

Recreation areas on Hartwell Lake to open for hunting

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open four of its larger recreation areas for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2018-2019 Georgia hunting season. These areas include: • Paynes Creek Park, Hart County, Georgia (399 acres) • Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, Hart County, Georgia (410 acres) • New Prospect Park, Hart County, Georgia (34 acres) • Jenkins Ferry Park, Stephens County, Georgia (31 acres) [Read More]
Published: Aug-30-18

Lake Russell officials seek volunteers for annual clean-up day

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Richard B. Russell Lake seeks volunteers for the annual National Public Lands Day clean-up event to be held Sept. 22. The Corps of Engineers holds the event in conjunction with Georgia’s Rivers Alive program. Volunteers are being sought to gather litter and debris along the shoreline and islands in and around Russell Lake anytime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Aug-23-18

Construction may disrupt some waterways in the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge through October 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Boaters using the Savannah River, the Middle River and the Little Back River through the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will encounter extensive construction near Rifle Cut and McCoy’s Cut during the next 13 months. Boaters are urged to remain clear from all construction equipment and to exercise extreme caution while in the construction area. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-18
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