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Dredging under way on Savannah River

By Jamie Ertle-Durden - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's not the major dredging that state representatives have been lobbying, but rather routine dredging of the Savannah River.

The Army Corps of Engineers is making sure the river depth is a constant 42 feet so people will see large boom-like pipes in the middle of the river periodically this week. They are floating dredge pipes, pulling up silt from areas and moving them to others.

The U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit Savannah, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Port Authority coordinate with each other making sure that while the dredging occurs, it does not impede ships from coming up and down the Savannah River.

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