Augusta is battling the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the future of the Savannah River and its role in downtown redevelopment on both banks of the border between Georgia and South Carolina.

Leaders in Augusta and its South Carolina neighbor North Augusta say the Corps’ plan to demolish a deteriorating lock and dam built in the 1930s and replace it with a rock weir will lower the river level so much that it will ruin their efforts over the past three decades. The Corps says they’re overreacting. 

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