Savannah Harbor Operations and Maintenance

PROJECT NAME AND STATESavannah Harbor, GA

AUTHORIZATION:  Section 101(b) (9) of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 1999, Division D, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and Section 7003 (1) of Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2014.

SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL DATA

O&M

Allocation for FY 2018          $40,313,640

Supplemental Funds for FY 2018

$33,945,000

Allocation for FY 2019

  $59,241,880

Supplemental Funds for FY 2020

$49,653,600

President's Budget for FY 2021

         $29,418,000

 

LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION:  Savannah Harbor is a major deep-water port with 11.4 miles of ocean channel and 21.3 miles of inner harbor channel.  Wideners assist passage of ships through the harbor.  The inner harbor has six turning basins.  Kings Island Turning Basin is the primary turning basin and lies opposite the majority of Georgia Port Authority berths, Garden City Terminal.

ACTIVITIES FOR FY 2020: Perform maintenance dredging of Savannah Inner Harbor and Entrance Channel and dike maintenance for upland dredged material containment areas.  Conduct hydrosurveys and assure environmental compliance.  Maintain two dissolved oxygen injection plants, one located in the harbor one located approximately 10 miles upstream on the Savannah River.

ACTIVITIES FOR FY 2021:  Continue maintenance dredging of Savannah Inner Harbor and Entrance Channel and dike maintenance for upland dredged material containment areas.  Conduct hydrosurveys and assure environmental compliance.  Maintain two dissolved oxygen injection plants, one located in the harbor one located approximately 10 miles upstream on the Savannah River.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATIONAs part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), $22M was needed for the O&M overburden associated with the Entrance Channel deepening (FY15-FY17), and an estimated $51M was needed for the Inner Harbor deepening (FY19-FY20).  Savannah Harbor is designated as an East Coast strategic port and is the port of embarkation for the 3rd Infantry Division.  Savannah is the fourth busiest container terminal in the nation, the second largest container port on the East Coast, the second busiest harbor for American export tonnage, the largest single container port in North America, and the fastest growing container port in the nation over the last 10+ years.  Savannah has two Class 1 railroads on terminal (CSX and Norfolk Southern) and is within 6 miles of two interstate highways (I-16 and I-95) with a through-put of 4.6M TEUs in 2019.  The port supports over 439,000 jobs, $25B in income and $2.9B in taxes annually in GA and over 19,700 jobs, $959M in income and $147M in taxes in SC annually.

 

ADMINISTRATION POSITION:  The project is consistent with current Administration policy.

ACTION OFFICER:  Margarett (Mackie) McIntosh                                  25 March 2020

 

 

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