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    Outer Savannah Harbor dredging moves closer to home

    Spider barge and two scow vessels

    Photo By Russell Wicke | A spider barge and two scow vessels sit idle in the Savannah River’s South Channel...... read more read more

    SAVANNAH, GA, UNITED STATES

    11.14.2016

    Story by Jeremy Buddemeier 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As part of the outer harbor dredging portion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, the Dredge Illinois was recently repositioned off Cockspur Island in the main navigation channel of the Savannah River. Dredged material is being placed on Jones-Oysterbed Island.

    When working further from land, cutter head dredges like the Illinois use a spider barge and scow vessels to remove the dredged material. The dredge pumps material to the spider barge via a floating pipe. The spider barge distributes the material into the scows and tug boats tow the scows to an EPA-designated disposal site, where the material is deposited.

    Dredging the outer harbor, which is nearly 30 percent complete, is the first step in deepening the entire 40-mile shipping channel.

    Visit the SHEP progress page for updates on outer harbor dredging and SHEP’s associated environmental mitigation projects.

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    Date Taken: 11.14.2016
    Date Posted: 11.14.2016 11:25
    Story ID: 214554
    Location: SAVANNAH, GA, US 

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