Savannah River dredging project complete

Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 9:53 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - After years of work, the dredging of the Savannah River is done.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they finished dredging the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on Tuesday, March 8. The project began in 2015.

The river was deepened from 42-feet to 47-feet.

They also extended the channel seven miles further into the Atlantic.

This expansion will allow larger and more heavily loaded container vessels to use the harbor.

The project is part of a 23 year effort to deepen the Savannah River.

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