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Agreement that will trigger major changes along the Savannah River to be signed on Wednesday

...we should begin work on the fish bypass in about 15 months, or so, after the signing of the (agreement)," corps spokesman Billy Birdwell told me. "That still makes it early in the process since we expect the deepening to take about 60...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-10-04/agreement-will-trigger-m
Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

...outer bar by the end of the year," though he deferred to the Army Corps on the timetable.Billy Birdwell, an Army Corps spokesman in Savannah, said the agency has contracts already prepared to submit for bidding as soon as the final agreement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-29/final-deal-start-dredging-sav
New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam still wrapped in red tape

...of the area is off limits."It's permanently closed until it's permanently fixed," said Billy Birdwell, a corps spokesman, who also told me Friday that the cost estimate of the Savannah Harbor project has been recalculated at $706 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-06-28/new-savannah-b
Levee trees not targeted for removal

...Engineers does have a policy to cut trees on levees, it won't be sending anyone to Augusta with chain saws, said corps spokesman Billy Birdwell of the Savannah District that includes Augusta. "It's not a federal project. The levee belongs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/10/met_527127.shtml
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Corps to stabilize lake level for benefit of spawning fish

...Thurmond, Richard B. Russell and Hartwell lakes to accommodate spawning largemouth bass, crappies and bream. A Corps spokesman said lake levels should not fluctuate more than six inches up or down during the next four to six weeks. Meanwhile...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/10/oth_225827.shtml
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Changes to dam would improve oxygen problem

...Engineers spokesman said Wednesday. "We are looking to see if turbine venting is something that is feasible," corps spokesman Jim Parker said. Turbine venting involves mixing air with water pushed through hydropower turbines. The process...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/05/met_200964.shtml
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Repairs affect parks

...Army Corps of Engineers. The parks - West Dam, Amity and Parksville - will open April 4 instead of March 1, said corps spokesman Jim Parker. "In many cases, other parks, some with more facilities, are no more than two to 10 miles away...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/06/met_203649.shtml
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Fishing expansion plan under review

...Electric & Gas Co. filed the application for the improvement permits Dec. 31 on behalf of Columbia County, said corps spokesman Jim Parker. The permit review process began this month. SCE&G's involvement is linked to its Stevens Creek hydropower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/08/met_203728.shtml
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Corps to fund tornado cleanup

...we've sent a letter to the property owners association saying we're going to help them help themselves," said Corps spokesman Jim Parker. Residents of Plantation Point, a gated, private subdivision in Lincoln County, complained that tornado-damaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/11/met_255818.shtml
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Redesign and replacement slated for Russell Dam

...permanent closure of underwater intake valves for all eight turbines at the $570 million hydropower project, said corps spokesman Jim Parker. The dam's current design includes eight separate intake valves that can be used to fill the penstocks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/20/met_201533.shtml
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