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  • Group send message that coast is 'not an ashtray' The Brunswick News Discarded cigarette butts are easily the most-littered object, locally and on the national level. Through outgoing tides, storm drains, and other flowing avenues our tossed butts inevitably end up in our oceans, lakes, rivers and inland waterways.
  • Bill that includes ARC, Army Corps projects funding passes The Register-Herald Evan Jenkins said. It also funds the Army Corps of Engineers at $7.28 billion, including critical construction and dam maintenance projects throughout West Virginia.
  • North Augusta council looks ahead to lock and dam funding The Augusta Chronicle Augusta City Council voted May 7 to add the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam to its list of projects to be considered for funding under Capital Projects Sales Tax 4 -- just in case other efforts to preserve the river level fall short. No dollar amount will be designated for the lock and dam, but the city could find opportunities to shift sales tax dollars within CPST4 over the next seven years. There won't be another capital project sales tax vote until then, so the city's unanimous vote...
  • AU students seek to bridge disconnect between downtown, river The Augusta Chronicle May 13--The Savannah River was the inspiration for a class project at Augusta University that could become an annual event for downtown Augusta. Parker, who helped judge the class entries, said they are still in the discussion stages but that the dinner is not likely to happen until next year. But we haven't seen anything really new in a while," she said. "This is something that hasn't been done in Augusta before.
  • DEP informs FERC of new agreements The Dominion Post As it explained, FFP filed its 401 Certification applications for the projects on Feb. 12, 2016. I consider it a win for the city." DEP was able to require FFP to adhere to its conditions, Brake said.
  • Paddlefest changes route to draw interest to lock and dam The Augusta Chronicle May 12--Richard Schwartz had nothing but open water around him as he paddled into New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam Park on Saturday morning. Previously, participants started at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and ended at the Savannah Riverkeeper office on Riverfront Drive.
  • Local residents serve in FEMA projects Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Deployed to Puerto Rico are Walla Wallans Tyler Hutton and Army Capt.
  • Corps will delay announcement on Lock and Dam for six months The Augusta Chronicle Army Corps of Engineers will delay for six months an announcement on what it plans to recommend on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam in Augusta and that might be helpful to advocates on both sides of the debate over the future of the aging structure. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been studying options on what to do with the Lock and Dam, first opened in 1937 but now decommissioned and crumbling, in order to maintain a pool of water around downtown Augusta but also allow for...
  • Editorial: Aging flood-control system needs major update to battle rising sea Sun Sentinel More likely, it will be flooding, the water covering your shoes, your street, your doorstep. Flooding is already heavier in South Florida. It's galling that lawmakers gave the Northeast $20 million for a flood-control system after just one storm, Superstorm Sandy. An epic system of drainage canals dried out the Everglades sufficiently for South Florida to grow to be a major population center.
  • North Augusta council looks ahead to lock and dam funding The Augusta Chronicle ...truck. Mayor Bob Pettit expressed little hope that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would ever agree to fix the aging structure, which is in disrepair but still helps maintain the water level in the Savannah River, where both Augusta and North Augusta have riverfront development. Pettit said rehabbing the structure is the best option for maintaining river levels, also called "the pool." After Congress defunded the lock and dam, the Corps proposed building a rock weir --...