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Deadline for harbor deepening comments Jan. 25

(Source: Ga. Ports Authority) (Source: Ga. Ports Authority)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The public has until Jan. 25 to submit comments on the proposed deepening of the Savannah Harbor.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extended the commenting deadline on Dec. 2. It released a draft report that details the proposal to deepen the Savannah Harbor from 42 feet to up to 48 feet deep.  

Read the draft General Re-evaluation Report and Tier II Environmental Impact Statement.

The study, which was funded by the federal government and the state of Georgia, the examines the characteristics of future international shipping fleets, current and future trade routes, and the capacity of the Garden City terminal on the Savannah River, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

Recommendations include: channel deepening from the sea through the Harbor Entrance Channel to the Garden City Terminal; channel widening to create meeting areas at Long Island and Oglethorpe Ranges; widening and deepening of the Kings Island Turning Basin; and channel widening at three bends, according to the Army Corps of Engineers website.

Comments can be submitted by mail to: William Bailey, ATTN: PD, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, 100 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah GA 31401‑3640. Comments can also be sent electronically to: CESAS-PD@usace.army.mil.

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