Effort To Help 800-Pound Endangered Fish Could Leave Humans High And Dry

The $706 million project to dredge 32 miles of the Savannah River aims to make room for super-sized freighters from the Panama Canal. It could also make room for two waterborne species: the shortnose sturgeon and the Atlantic sturgeon.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes constructing a rock weir and fish passage to allow the endangered fish access to their historic spawning grounds on the Augusta shoals.

GPB’s Drew Dawson joined “On Second Thought” to explain why the proposal has stirred up arguments in communities along Georgia waterways.

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