Corps alternate plan for dam panned

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Local leaders are not impressed with a new plan for the Lock and Dam.

The Corps of Engineers putting out new information on the plan they call 2-6A

The corps says it understands the concerns about not lowering the pool.

The say this plan keeps levels almost a foot and a half higher than the current option.

I saw the effects of their model, predictions on the draw down, so I have no confidence that their model is going to be effective now and I’ve asked them what is the flooding in our River North subdivisions and other parts of North Augusta. I asked that of the Colonel at the public meeting, I’ve yet to hear back on it, said North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit.

City leaders met with the Corps of Engineers and the Georgia Ports Authority Thursday to discuss options for the Lock and Dam.

The public comment period ends April 16th

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