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Georgia’s U.S. Senators Push for Savannah Harbor Funding

Johnny Isakson

Posted on April 25, 2016

U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., have introduced an amendment to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding legislation that would ensure water infrastructure projects like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project remain a top priority.

The Port of Savannah, the senators noted, is the fastest-growing port in the country and a top economic development project for Georgia. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project was originally authorized in the Water Resources and Development Act of 1999 to deepen the Savannah River from its current 42-foot depth to as much as 48 feet. However, the necessary dredging has been delayed for nearly two decades due to bureaucratic logjams.


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