US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District

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  • 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.
  • USACE recognizes Virginia 'Jenna' Roberson as Interior Designer of the Year

    As a child, Virginia “Jenna” Roberson, enjoyed decorating and rearranging furniture in her bedroom. Today Roberson’s childhood hobby has blossomed into a successful interior design career, which has earned her national recognition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • 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.
  • August

    Savannah Harbor expansion boiled down: 40 miles long, 47 feet deep

    NR 17-30SAVANNAH, Ga. – It’s arguably one of the most important infrastructure projects in the
  • One person, big impact on small businesses

    Her office may be small (she’s the only small business specialist) but Leila Hollis packs a big punch when it comes to giving small companies an edge in working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. So much so, her management of a $600 million program earned her a 2017 Women of Color Technology All Star award.
  • July

    Wetland acquisition advances SHEP progress

    The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) continues to make progress, most recently demonstrated by the completion of another environmental mitigation requirement. After acquiring Abercorn Island in February, the Georgia Department of Transportation recently transferred the 2,080-acre property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • April

    Vigilant Guard ’17: Corps fights flooding with Ga. Nat’l Guard, City of Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – As a CH-47 Chinook helicopter roared overhead and a company of soldiers worked to protect the city from a rising Savannah River, David Peterson smiled, comfortable in his element. “This is like Christmas,” said a visibly excited Peterson, chief of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District’s Emergency Management Division.
  • 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

    Durham Recreation Area on Lake Hartwell to close for construction

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Project Office will indefinitely close Durham Recreation Area, located in Anderson County, S.C., on Jan. 23, 2017, for construction of a water treatment plant.
  • 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