SAVANNAH, Ga. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District officials called an early end today to the simulation designed to show how river conditions would appear in the Augusta area with a fixed weir in place of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.
Water levels will begin rising late this evening and throughout Saturday, Feb. 16, and should return to normal by Sunday, Feb. 17.
The decision to end the simulation ahead of schedule was made after a concerned homeowner alerted Corps officials Friday afternoon about river bank instability discovered in the Goodale Landing community on the Georgia side of the river. Corps officials responded to the concern by immediately dispatching a team of engineers to inspect the area, and after inspection recommended a return to normal river levels.
Officials spent Thursday and Friday on the river taking readings and measurements, and were able to gather all the data necessary before they began returning the river to normal levels Friday evening.
Release no. 19-007