Problems Associated with the Operation of the Tide Gate - Sediment Basin Project, Savannah Harbor, Savannah, Georgia,
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT SAVANNAH GA
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The Tide Gate - Sediment Basin project has been in operation since May 1977 and has operated as efficiently as predicted. Dredging 4 million cubic yards of shoal material annually from the sediment basin with nearby disposal areas of instead of dredging this material from navigation channel in Front River saves approximately 1 million dollars annually. The major environmental problems associated with construction and operation of the project were predicted in the design phase and and effectively mitigated. There are a few minor problems discussed earlier that we continue to monitor for compliance.