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  • April

    Smile! It’s National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Headquarters team hosted 30 children as part of
  • December

    Vessel named in honor of former Corps boat captain Anthony Maze

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District dedicated its new hydrographic survey vessel, MAZE, on December 7, during a ceremony on the Savannah River. The vessel will be used to lead dredging operations and navigation, primarily in Savannah and Brunswick harbors and along the coast of Georgia, helping to ensure national security and international commerce for the nation. The vessel will also increase fleet flexibility, reliability and mission readiness including post –storm harbor assessments.
  • September

    Engineer Task Force revolutionizes disaster response with MOTSU recovery

    Truckers hauled the first 2,000 tons of fill material into the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point,
  • 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.
  • August

    Corps celebrates National Park Service's centennial

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District staff participate in a celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary at Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, Georgia Aug. 25, 2016. The centennial celebrated the achievements of the past 100 years and ushers in a new century of stewardship for America’s national parks
  • Major SHEP mitigation feature progresses

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A panoramic view into the cofferdam at the down river dissolved oxygen injection system construction site, Aug. 17, 2016. Workers are pouring concrete for the foundation this week.