• November

    GPA discusses harbor modifications, USACE dredging at Brunswick State of the Port

    JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – Members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, attended the 2023 Brunswick State of the Port Luncheon held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center Oct. 30, 2023.
  • June

    USACE Deputy Construction Chief earns prestigious Connolly award

    Douglas Saxon, deputy chief of Construction Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, received the Society of American Military Engineers’ James Connolly Award during the SAME Annual Program Review at the Savannah Riverfront Marriot, June 27, 2023.
  • May

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Construction project repurposes items from Fort Stewart barracks renovation

    Building 633, a 46-year-old Volunteer Army barracks, is getting extensive internal renovations, and the old doors, cabinets and other such hardware items that were removed are being repurposed at various locations on the installation and throughout Georgia.
  • USACE Internal Review Chief retires after 42 years

    When Valjean Stell-Burns started working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1981, she was in her junior year of college at Savannah State University pursuing a degree in accounting.
  • April

    Nesting season begins at DMCAs

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Mary Richards and Robin Armetta, two biologists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, survey bird species in the dredged material containment areas along the Savannah River, every two weeks. The DMCAs are designated placement sites for sediment removed from the Savannah River that provide habitats for several bird species.
  • March

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District: First Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law Project Complete

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, celebrated the successful completion of closing man-made cuts in the salt marsh of the Satilla River with a ribbon cutting March 24 in Brunswick.
  • February

    Savannah District personnel conduct vital dam safety training

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, traveled to the dams at Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes to provide mandatory dam safety training Feb. 1-2, 2023.
  • January

    Future Engineers: Savannah District visits local Girls Engineer It Day

    Three team members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, visited Woodville-Tompkins Institute for the Society of Women Engineers’ 11th annual Girls Engineer It Day Expo Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023.
  • Ship wake study presented to Tybee Island city council

    TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, and the Engineer Research and Development Center reported the findings from their ship wake study to the Tybee Island city council on Tybee Island, Ga. on Jan. 26, 2023.
  • November

    Freshwater Bryozoan are a sign of a healthy lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah River basin lakes, J. Strom Thurmond, Richard B. Russell and Hartwell, have some strange inhabitants that are alien, globby-looking things, and sometimes mistaken for the eggs of some aquatic creature, but in-fact, they are filter-feeding, microscopic invertebrates known as Freshwater Bryozoan or zooids, and their presence indicates a healthy body of water.
  • Hydraulic Institute Conference attendees tour Corps’ dissolved oxygen plant

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Attendees of the Hydraulic Institute Fall Conference visited the lower Savannah River dissolved oxygen plant operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Oct. 24, 2022.
  • September

    Palmetto berries provide Army Corps of Engineers significant revenue

    Every year, Savannah District foresters allows a select contractor access to gather the berries. Prior to each season, the Directorate of Public Works Forestry Department at Fort Stewart identifies areas to be harvested and seeks the required environmental approval. Savannah District real estate foresters then oversees the operation by selling the available berries to the highest bidder. In a typical year, the Corps earns anywhere between $50,000 to $80,000 but this year was an especially good crop and earned more than $105,000, sold at the rate of $1.20 per pound.
  • Savannah District graduates 2022 Leadership Development Class

    Twelve members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, graduated from the USACE Leadership Development Program Level 2, during a ceremony Sept. 22 at the district headquarters. The program is designed to prepare and further develop employees with a high potential to serve in future leadership positions.
  • August

    Savannah District members talk about role in supporting the environment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District’s leaders and team members talked about what the District does to maintain, restore, protect, and improve the environment through its many projects and regulatory programs at the 15th annual Georgia Environmental Conference Aug. 23-26.
  • USACE staff conducts dam safety emergency exercises

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, and Clemson University participated in dam safety tabletop exercises at Hartwell and Clemson Diversion Dams July 27-28. The exercises help foster dialogue between the Corps and stakeholders and prepares them to respond more effectively and efficiently to an emergency with the dam.
  • June

    Savannah District paints a clear picture of the Savannah River bottom with sonar mapping technology

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Every year, more than six-million visitors travel to walk the cobblestone steps of River Street in historic, downtown Savannah, Ga. An unobstructed view of the Savannah River offers visitors the unique opportunity of viewing some of the largest cargo ships in the world as they pass by under the Talmadge Memorial Bridge on their way to the Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal. What they don’t see through the dark water under the passing ships, however, is the 47-feet deep river channel bottom, recently deepened and annually maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.
  • May

    Dredging Chief Receives Maritime Person of the Year Award

    Burt Moore’s decades-long dedication to the Savannah River was recently recognized when the Savannah Propeller Club rewarded him with the Maritime Person of the Year in Savannah, Georgia on May 19 as part of the club’s celebration of National Maritime Day.
  • Army staff prepare for speculative storm strike in southwest Georgia

    J. STROM THURMOND DAM, Ga. – As a notional category four hurricane bears down on southwest Georgia, residents, government agencies, and Army engineers prepare for the worst – damaging winds, flooding and electrical failures. The speculative storm strike brought U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District staff together at J. Strom Thurmond Dam, Georgia May 5, to war game the scenario, something the district does on a regular basis.
  • Commodore keen on cannon collection

    Commodore Philip Nash, Royal Naval attaché to the U.S. at the British Embassy in Washington D.C., visited Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers April 28 to view 19 cannon and various other artifacts that the Corps found during its Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
  • April

    Army engineers prepare for hurricane season, expect up to eight storms

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has begun preparing for the hurricane season in the Southeast with an extensive schedule of training and safety exercises throughout Georgia.