Expanding Navigable Waterways: Savannah, Georgia
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Savannah District
A geophysical survey investigation in the Savannah River Entrance Channel was conducted by Ocean Surveys for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The investigation was specifically designed to complement and expand upon subbottom data that was previously acquired by OSI.
Contingent plans called for the expansion and deepening of the present-day Savannah Harbor and Entrance Channel to safely accomodate larger bulk and container ships than can presently use the river for commerce. The survey investigation was part of a multi-disciplinary comprehensive study designed by the Corps of Engineers to evaluate the feasibility of the proposed project.
The primary objective of this survey investigation was to provide data to help the Corps determine if deepening the Entrance Channel might have an adverse impact on the Upper Floridan Acquifer system.