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  • January

    Microgrid technology brings vital electricity to Puerto Rico’s hardest hit towns

    In a continuing mission to restore critical electrical power to the people of Puerto Rico, Task Force Power Restoration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is using microgrid technology to temporarily power areas that have been hardest hit by Hurricane Maria.
  • USACE deputy visits Task Force Power in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Maj. Gen. Donald E. "Ed" Jackson visited Task Force Power Restoration at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Jan. 4 to get an update on the mission and to meet team members.
  • November

    USACE garners design award for CSS Georgia Recovery

    Through coordinated efforts with the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard and various state, federal and local agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accomplished one of the largest archaeological excavations of a maritime site that has ever taken place in the state of Georgia – recovery of the Civil War-era ironclad CSS Georgia. Decades in the making, the project, which was completed by the Corps in August 2017, is garnering recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation.
  • October

    Thurmond Lake's pet (rock) project

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – If you haven’t been living under one, you may have noticed some brightly colored rocks around your town lately.
  • September

    First Blue Roof Being Installed in the Virgin Islands

    The first residential temporary roof made of blue plastic sheeting was installed today on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The program, available to qualified homeowners and known as Operation Blue Roof, can make some damaged structures habitable again until more permanent repairs can be made.
  • March

    The future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

    In December, Congress passed a law which will impact the Savannah River Basin. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, known as the WIIN Act, became public law Dec. 16, 2016. A specific section of this law directly affects the Savannah River just below Augusta.
  • February

    Contractors on pace to finish 5 SHEP-related features in 2017

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – To say Spencer Davis has a few irons in the fire is an understatement. As the senior project manager for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, or SHEP, Davis manages the multimillion-dollar project that has eight separate environmental mitigation features outside of the actual harbor and entrance channel deepening. Now more than two years in, contractors continue to push the project forward on several fronts and are expected to wrap up four contracts this year.
  • January

    Camp Mackall hangar receives top industry awards

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials recently unveiled a new, award-winning facility to house tactical unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the XVIII Airborne Corps, one of the Army’s elite units based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Above the rim: SHEP storage impoundment progresses

    The aerial photo displays construction progress on the Raw Water Storage Impoundment, as part of the
  • December

    New arrivals push DO system closer to completion

    Workers delivered four Speece cones to the downriver Dissolved Oxygen Injection System site, Dec.
  • Speece cones arrive at mitigation site

    Savannah, GA -- Workers unload four Speece cones delivered Dec. 14, 2016, to an Army Corps of
  • Route to the Drought

    A look back at 2016 provides insight into how the Savannah River Basin reached Drought Level 2 and
  • November

    Engineers assess integrity of Fort Bragg infrastructure following Hurricane Matthew

    Flooding and wind damage brought on by the late season Hurricane Matthew tested not only the resilience of the Fort Bragg community but the integrity of its sprawling and aging infrastructure.
  • Outer harbor dredging moves closer to home

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As part of the outer harbor dredging portion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, the Dredge Illinois was recently repositioned off Cockspur Island in the main navigation channel of the Savannah River. Dredged material is being placed on Jones-Oysterbed Island.
  • 'Boiling hot' leads to cool results: Army employs hot new approach to environmental remediation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Army officials are breaking ground on a decades-long environmental remediation project to lift contaminants out of acres of land located on Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama.
  • October

    Savannah District teams up to keep commerce flowing

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – While many Savannah residents clogged roads returning home following Hurricane Matthew last week, a small group worked to ensure a major artery into the city — the Savannah River – remained clear.
  • USACE Chief of Engineers tracks Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite visited the Savannah District Oct. 13 to track progress of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, one of 15 most significant projects across USACE.
  • September

    Hunter Army Airfield’s Fuel Island goes ‘green’

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Fuel Island at Hunter Army Airfield now hosts the 21st century standard for fuel systems after about $13 million in infrastructure improvements and construction work which began in 2014.
  • SHEP mitigation projects trucking along

    Nearly two decades in the making, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, or SHEP, continues to gain momentum with more contracts awarded and new ground broken.
  • SHEP's water impoundment nearly 30% complete

    Now almost 30 percent complete, the raw-water storage impoundment dike walls are currently four feet above ground level. With a circumference of two-thirds of a mile, they will be 29 feet high, encircle 17 acres and hold 97 million gallons of water when complete.