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  • November

    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.
  • 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.
  • March

    Women’s History Month Spotlight in Engineering

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Kate Dixon is a Savannah native so it is natural after getting her degree in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, she signed on with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, working her way up to her current position as the Chief of Design Branch.
  • Joint project begins process to restore Savannah saltmarsh habitat

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah and Jacksonville Districts began collaborating in February on a restoration project at the Dredged Material Containment Area 1S, located on the Savannah River near Port Wentworth, Georgia, as part of the mitigation requirements associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
  • February

    USACE Mechanical Engineer Wins High-Level Award

    Announced last November, Shahidou Mariko is a selectee for the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award for the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Mariko received the award during the Technology Recognition Event hosted virtually in Washington February 17-19. The award recognizes Mariko’s work on an alternative health care facility for COVID-positive patients in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Engineers Participate in Simulated Oil Spill Exercise

    J. STROM THURMOND DAM, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District participated in a tabletop exercise simulating a power plant oil spill at J. Strom Thurmond Dam on Feb. 10. The exercise presented a worst-case scenario of an oil spill with the intention of helping personnel become properly prepared and know the detailed procedures needed to handle such a situation.