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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
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
Shad able to spawn up the Savannah

...River enabled American shad to scale the New Savannah Bluff dam near Augusta and continue their spawning migration upstream...seven times normal. Then floodgates in the New Savannah Bluff Dam were opened, allowing water levels above and below the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/10/met_206612.shtml
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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
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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
Bluff dam should be demolished

Demolish the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam? I certainly hope so!Judy Gordon, Evans

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/19/let_446286.shtml
Letters
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 Harbor sturgeon plan close to approval

...final resolution, according to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.The issue is a $7 million modification to New Savannah Bluff Dam near Augusta that would allow endangered shortnose sturgeon to access an additional 20 miles of inland habitat.Although...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-08-30/savannah-harbor-sturgeon-plan
Migrating shad to get a lift

...structure to open and close failed -- and repairs remain months away. The inability of shad to move past New Savannah Bluff dam will make it great for shad fishermen -- but not so great for the shad. That's why a consortium of conservation groups...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2008-04-20/migrating-shad
Harbor project could benefit Lock & Dam

...500 million effort to deepen the shipping channel from 42 feet to as much as 48 feet. The 72-year-old New Savannah Bluff dam near Augusta Regional Airport was earmarked for demolition after a 1999 corps study concluded it was no longer needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/08/met_551089.shtml
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