Lawmakers don’t mince words in letter to Corps

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The Army Corps of Engineers on the receiving end of a lashing by Georgia and South Carolina Senators and Congressmen.

In a letter noted as, strongly worded, the delegations expressed their concern over the Corps intent to lower the Savannah River Pool as the government agency decides what to do with the Lock and Dam.

In one portion of the letter the lawmakers say, the intent by Congress to harm the economic development of Augusta and North Augusta when it passed the water infrastructure improvement act would be a wrong assumption on the Corps part.  The lawmakers go on to say, they would like for the Corps to consider the intent of Congress not only when it comes to fulfilling the environmental protections required but also the protections of the CSRA riverfront investments.

The corps simulated a draw down of the Savannah River Pool earlier in 2019 which impacted several areas in downtown Augusta and North Augusta.  Here is a copy of the entire letter.

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