Monday, October 29, 2012
Savannah dredging gets federal approval
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Saturday it has approved the dredging of the Savannah River from a 42-foot depth to a 47-foot depth, in order to accommodate huge post-Panamax vessels.
Assistant Army Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy signed a Record of Decision for the deepening project, which is the final approval needed before construction can start on the $642 million project, which Georgia has pursued for 16 years.
Government officials said the dredging project should be completed by 2016.
For more of the Channel 11 (Savannah) story: 11alive.com
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