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Savannah River on the rise

...river in the downtown Augusta area because the pool is held steady at about 114 feet above sea level by the New Savannah Bluff Dam near Augusta Regional Airport."You will see higher flows that increase velocity, but not necessarily elevation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-08/savannah-river-rise
Hardware failure led to river fluctuations in Augusta

...prevented the remote control operation of New Savannah Bluff Dam's floodgates.Scott Hyatt, the operations project...leading to a need to adjust the gates at the New Savannah Bluff Dam as often as every three or four hours."Without remote...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-30/hardware-failure-led-river-fl
Local group funds study of New Savannah Bluff dam

Local governments and industries that rely on the pool of water backed up by New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam agreed Monday to finance an updated federal study that could eventually help obtain funding to renovate the 75-year-old structure.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-08-06/local-group-funds-study-new-s
Savannah River's lower pool challenges boaters, swimmers

...the gates adjusted several days ahead," he said.Water levels downtown are controlled by the gates at New Savannah Bluff Dam near Augusta Regional Airport and can be adjusted by the Army Corps of Engineers."We handle those kinds of requests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-12/savannah-rivers-lower-pool-ch
Fish passage is included in corps' harbor project

...early as 2013, said Alan Garrett, the corps' civil works project management chief.The 72-year-old New Savannah Bluff dam near Augusta Regional Airport blocks upstream migration of the endangered shortnose sturgeon, American shad and other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2010-11-16/fish-passage-included-co
Government | Metro
Spillway would solve problems of dam removal

...is ridiculous. I don't understand why they would think the sturgeon would decide to go upriver past the Savannah Bluffs Dam area to spawn. It would only open up a few miles of river to them.There is a simple solution that no one seems to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-03-27/spillway-would-solve-pro
Letters
Fish passage at New Savannah Bluff Dam studied

...best way to modify a local landmark.The challenge is how to let fish moving up the Savannah River get past New Savannah Bluff Dam."We are looking at all the alternatives for fish passage," said Bill Post, a biologist and diadromous fishes coordinator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-08-27/fish-passage-new-savannah-bluff-d
Savannah harbor deepening settlement reached

...corps to compensate for habitat loss the deepening could cause in coastal estuaries.The 73-year-old New Savannah Bluff dam was earmarked for demolition after a 1999 corps study concluded it was no longer needed to support commercial shipping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-11-10/savannah-harbor-deepening-se
Sturgeon are sought for studies

...implanted females carry tiny ultrasonic receivers that can be tracked by listening devices along the river. The New Savannah Bluff dam, built in 1937 to aid shipping, is a primary impediment to sturgeon and other migrating fish that need to access the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/10/met_190461.shtml
Metro | Natural history and anthropology
Don't destroy dam

Judy Gordon ("Bluff dam should be demolished," Aug. 19) writes that she "and other concerned citizens and biologists" are in favor of demolishing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/21/let_4080.shtml
Letters