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  • February

    CSS Georgia ironclad recovery to be featured at Gray’s Reef Film Festival 2018

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A documentary on the recovery of the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia by Savannah’s own Michael Jordan will make its debut as part of the three-day Gray’s Reef Film Festival. The festival, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, will feature several family-friendly films at Savannah-area venues.
  • Corps temporarily closes MaryAnn Branch Boat Ramp at Lake Hartwell

    SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Project Office will temporarily close the MaryAnn Branch Boat Ramp in Hart Co., GA beginning 12 February 2018 to perform parking area and traffic flow improvements. The ramp is expected to be closed for approximately four weeks with an estimated re-opening date of 9 March 2018, weather permitting.
  • January

    Removal of tide gate in back river moves SHEP closer to completion

    The removal of a 1970s-era structure from the Savannah River’s Back River marks another major milestone in the deepening of the nation’s fourth busiest container port. It also returns the Back River to its natural width to enhance the area for fish habitat.
  • December

    Some user fees to rise for three areas at Thurmond Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, some user fees will rise at one boat ramp and two primitive
  • Hartwell Lake seeks used Christmas trees for fish attractors

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 26, 2017, through Jan. 25, 2018.
  • Thurmond Lake to accept used Christmas trees as fish attractors

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at the J. Strom Thurmond Project will accept real Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 20 through Jan. 11. Artificial trees will not be accepted. The Christmas trees can be dropped off at Riverside Middle School, located in Evans, Georgia. All decorations – tinsel, lights, garland, bulbs, etc. – must be removed from the trees before dropping them off. Dumping of wireframe wreaths, yard debris, and household trash at the site is strictly prohibited.
  • Last phase of outer harbor deepening begins; SHEP moves farther

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A massive dredging effort began Dec. 1 to push through the final phase of the outer channel deepening for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, commonly called SHEP. Up to five hopper dredges have been committed to the effort, each working 24-hour shifts to complete the deepening of the channel and the 7-mile seaward extension of the SHEP during the current environmental window which will close in the spring.
  • November

    Corps sets dates for youth waterfowl hunts at Russell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will conduct five youth waterfowl hunts at the Richard B. Russell Lake Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Dec. 23, 2017; and Jan. 6 and Jan 20, 2018 (dates subject to change). Three slots will be available at each hunt for youth hunters ages 9 to 15.
  • Clarks Hill Park boat ramp and parking area to close for improvements

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The boat ramp and parking area in the Clarks Hill Park on Thurmond Lake in McCormick County, South Carolina, will close Nov. 13 – Dec. 15 for major improvements. Picnic areas and beaches in the park will remain open.
  • Corps temporarily closes Hatton’s Ford boat ramp at Lake Hartwell for improvements

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will temporarily close the Hatton’s Ford Boat Ramp in Anderson County, South Carolina, on Nov. 8, to expand and improve the boat ramp approach and parking area. Officials expect the closure will take approximately two weeks. The ramp should reopen on Nov. 22, weather permitting.
  • October

    Updated biological opinion has positive impact on Savannah Harbor deepening

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Two changes to the biological opinion associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project give the Army Corps of Engineers more flexibility in contracting and scheduling construction activities as workers continue with the massive deepening project.
  • Thurmond Lake Project to mark some boundary lines over next few months

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Army Corps of Engineers will clear and remark the government boundary lines along portions of the J. Strom Thurmond Lake beginning Nov. 1 with the work continuing through the winter. Contracted crews will primarily work on the boundary in McCormick County, South Carolina.
  • Sterile grass-eating carp to be released into Thurmond Lake to control hydrilla

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin stocking sterile triploid grass carp to reduce the abundance of hydrilla in the J. Strom Thurmond Lake Oct. 25 and will run through Nov. 15. The fish form a part of management strategies identified in the April 2016 Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy (AVM) Plan for the J. Strom Thurmond Project.
  • September

    Hartwell Lake parks & campgrounds closing as 2017 season wraps up

    As the 2017 summer recreation season closes, officials with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Corps in Savannah deploys team to assist with emergency power in Florida

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District deployed a 15-person emergency
  • Savannah River reservoirs equipped to handle Irma rainfall, officials urge caution downstream of Thurmond Dam

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District said today that
  • Hattons Ford boat ramp at Lake Hartwell to close temporarily for upgrades

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will temporarily close the Hatton’s Ford boat ramp in Anderson County, South Carolina, beginning September 11, 2017 to perform initial site work in advance of future improvements to the boat ramp approach and parking area. The ramp is expected to be closed for approximately one week to accomplish this initial phase of work, weather permitting.
  • SHEP environmental mitigation postponed due to permitting delay

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A contract award for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will be postponed
  • August

    Herbicide treatments to begin at Thurmond Lake to kill invasive hydrilla

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will apply herbicide to approximately 205 acres of hydrilla in the J. Strom Thurmond Lake beginning Sept. 6 weather permitting. The chemical application follows plans approved as part of management strategies identified in the April 2016 Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy (AVM) Plan for the lake project.
  • Herbicide treatments to begin at Thurmond Lake to kill invasive hydrilla

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will apply herbicide to approximately 205 acres of hydrilla in the J. Strom Thurmond Lake beginning Sept. 6 weather permitting. The chemical application follows plans approved as part of management strategies identified in the April 2016 Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy (AVM) Plan for the lake project.