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Georgia, South Carolina officials meet to discuss Interstate 20 bridge over Savannah River

...been less optimistic, according to Grantham.The joint meeting did not discuss specifics about design for the I-20 bridge. However, it did include several Savannah area projects, such as improvements to a bridge over the Back River.
Search for native striper fish continues to be elusive

...installed in their ancestral spawning grounds in the Back River.Scientists believe the changes boosted salinity in...that could increase the flow of fresh water into the Back River, which could further benefit striper sustainability...
Low flows and drought limit Savannah River striper recovery

...when the huge sportfish were abundant.Their numbers declined rapidly when a tidal gate and canal were installed in the Back River. Those changes increased salinity in freshwater estuaries to levels that were lethal to striped bass eggs ? all but...
Rants and raves

...themselves. AMAZING! STATE POLITICIANS just discovered there are 357 dams already built in north Georgia that hold back river water. But during the drought, they don't let people use that. Couldn't find 357 lakes? Ain't that like losing...
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Across Georgia

...Bailey, a physical scientist with the Corps, said. Proposed solutions include filling in the sediment basin on the back river, removing a tide gate and altering various cuts, or man-made connections, in the river system. Search for missing...
Georgia considering lifting ban on Savannah stripers

...lower Savannah River, they began to disappear in the 1970s after a tidal gate and diversion canal were installed in the Back River, where they spawned. Scientists believe the changes increased salinity in freshwater estuaries and rendered them unsuitable...
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Fishing report

...lots of tarpon rolling on the beachfront of Warsaw Sound. I have received several reports of greyhounding tarpon in the Back River at Tybee and around Ossabaw Sound. Best bait is menhaden (porgies) or mullet, the livelier the better, and use barbless...
Savannah stocks are rising

...Will said. "After that, we were in trouble." In 1977, after a tidal gate and diversion canal were installed in the Back River where striped bass spawned, the fish began to disappear. Scientists believe the changes increased salinity in freshwater...
Fishing report

...flounder, spottail bass and trout action is taking place in the creeks, with live shrimp the way to go. I visited the Back River at Tybee the other night and could not believe all of the surface activity. Shrimp and large mullet were jumping as...
Islanders seek dune protection

...southern beaches. It's a project expected to sustain the island for years to come - from the north federal groin to the Back River. But Ms. McCracken and Ms. Theall watched with dismay as the Corps packed up its equipment and moved on. The north...