Savannah Harbor Deepening

This page provides links to information about the proposed Savannah Harbor Deepening project. This project has the potential to have major negative impacts on the Savannah NWR, including the loss or degradation of up to 40% of the remaining 3200 acres of irreplaceable fresh water marsh on the refuge and the loss of other refuge lands for channel realignment.

Just click on the links below:


1. US Army Corps of Engineers Draft Report on the project


2. The "Official" web site of the expansion (read deepening) project


3. Recent Savannah Morning News article


4. F&WS statement about the project


5. Savannah Morning News follow-up 


6. SMN interview with Sierra Club


7. New York Times overview of the battle for the new Panamax ships 


8. South Carolina Coastal Conservation League's take


9.SC Dept of Health and Environmental Control proposes a denial of the Corp's application


10. Tybee Island has concerns


11.Savannah River Maritime Commission withdraws its support for 48 feet.


12. SC Dept of Health and Environmental Control backs off


13. Here is the Friends group comment on the Environmental Impact Statement


14. The Corps has published public comments.


15. SC lawmakers voice concerns


16.Tybee Island doesn't want dredge material from the project.


17.Public comment period ends.


18.Savannah River Maritime Commission withdraws support


19.Harbor deepening talk tops Savannah-Chatham Day


20.Concerns about Savannah's water supply


21.More opposition from SC


22.Corps keeps public comments anonymous


23.The President's proposed Federal budget for 2012

includes no construction funds


23. A local reporter's pro-deepening take


24. Turmoil at Georgia Conservancy over this issue


25. SC legislature opposes deepening


26.Southern Environmental law Center and Riverkeepers weigh in


27. Georgia House of Representatives supports deepening


If you know of other resources, please let us know at webmaster@coastalrefuges.org.


  

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