Six feet. That’s what stands between increased prosperity for Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast. It is the depth of silt needing to be scraped from the Savannah River’s bed to allow passage of larger container ships expected to begin calling on Eastern Seaboard ports in 2014.
The $ 600 million project to dredge the 32 miles of river between the ocean and Savannah’s port must move forward quickly. The big ships won’t wait, and neither can Georgia…ajc.com