Above the rim: SHEP storage impoundment progresses

Published Jan. 6, 2017

The aerial photo displays construction progress on the Raw Water Storage Impoundment, as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which currently sits at 56 percent completion. Progress shows the impoundment berm is up to 32 inches, out of its 42 inch final elevation. It features four pump cans (pictured bottom center inside cofferdam) connected to an effluent line and a raw water intake box set to an elevation of 36 inches (black structure at Southwest corner of impoundment). Construction on the reservoir began March 2016. It will provide an additional resource of fresh water that may be needed when the Savannah River experiences drought conditions at extremely high tides in hot weather. (Courtesy photo by Thalle Construction).