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  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • Savannah District joins Cockspur Island Community Day at Fort Pulaski

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District attended the Cockspur Island Community Day at Fort Pulaski National Monument April 18.
  • 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.
  • February

    USACE Biologist Wins High-Level Award

    Announced last November, Pamela Backus is a selectee for the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award for the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Backus received the award during the Technology Recognition Event hosted virtually in Washington February 17-19.
  • January

    Savannah District hosts USACE HQ, South Atlantic CSMs

    SAVANNAH, GA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District hosted USACE Headquarters Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint and USACE South Atlantic Division Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Blansett during a week-long tour of the SAS area of responsibility Jan. 24-28. During their visit, the command sergeants major met with district leaders and employees to discuss USACE priorities for 2022 and toured several Savannah District projects.
  • Savannah District, GA DNR create bird sanctuary on Altamaha River

    SAVANNAH, GA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District have partnered with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to use reclaimed dredge material from the Altamaha River to create a new bird island this month. The island will provide roosting and foraging grounds for sea and shore birds, spawning areas for horseshoe crabs, and protection of nearby salt marsh habitats.
  • December

    USACE Savannah District completes CSS Georgia recovery

    SAVANNAH, GA. – After years of observation, recovery, and careful conservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District completed the archaeological data recovery of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad gunboat scuttled in the Savannah River near Fort Jackson during the Civil War, this month.
  • January

    Corps lakes offer Christmas trees a second chance

    Evergreen trees aren’t typically considered aquatic vegetation, but if they’re used as Christmas trees in the Savannah River Basin, chances are they’ll continue “bearing fruit” under water. Rather than have old Christmas trees go to the landfill, rangers with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoirs at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond lakes collect the trees in December and January each year to make fish habitats in the reservoirs.
  • April

    24-7, 365: Savannah Harbor Maintenance Dredging

    For 190 years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has had the mission of maintaining the Savannah
  • December

    Private reservoirs support Corps public ones

    Editor’s note: This installment of a continuing series of articles explaining the operations of the Savannah River basin, looks at the support upstream, privately-owned reservoirs contribute to keeping the basin in balance. Savannah District officials often get asked why Lake Keowee, owned by Duke Energy, seems to remain full while the Corps’ reservoirs, particularly Hartwell Lake seems to drop. Read below on how the far-upper basin supports the central basin.
  • Award-winning Family Readiness coordinator promotes resiliency, awareness

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The overflow of scattered folders revealed not only routine administrative paperwork, but awards and certificates of recognition uncovering a vast set of accomplishments for her work as coordinator of the Savannah District’s Family Readiness Network.
  • September

    Vice President Joe Biden visits Port of Savannah

    The Port of Savannah continues to attract attention from high-ranking government officials as Vice President Joe Biden visited here Sept. 16.
  • July

    Corps Construction Representative Awarded Bronze de Fluery Medal

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District employee James Myers was recently recognized with the Bronze Order of the de Fluery Medal during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan.