Expansion of the Savannah Port came one step closer as the U.S. Senate passed a massive water bill Wednesday. The bill also strikes a tricky balance in the Georgia-Alabama-Florida water wars.
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The Port of Savannah pumps billions of dollars into the state’s economy, and roughly 100,000 jobs across metro Atlanta depend upon goods flowing in and out of the ports in Savannah and Brunswick. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has covered what proponents call Georgia’s most significant economic development project since Savannah River deepening studies got underway 15 years ago. Also, the AJC has been covering the tri-state water wars —- and their implications for our water supply —- for more than 20 years. Today, we look at how the Water Resources Development Act would affect both issues.