Harbor deepening discussed at Savannah Rotary

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah's Rotary was filled to capacity on Monday as the regional commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers talked about the proposed deepening of the Savannah Harbor.

Georgia Ports insisted it must be done. After 15 years of discussion, some are still hesitant.

The Corps of Engineers is tasked with balancing all the interests.

"There are some issues, but I don't think they're wide as people think and none of them are insurmountable. We're working with those agencies very closely trying to address all their concerns so we can have a viable project to move forward with," said Col. Jeffrey Hall, Army Corps of Engineers.

Just last week, Georgia lawmakers pledged $32 million to deepen the Savannah River in the Preliminary Budget Plan.

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