Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) today praised the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announcement that they will fund the $300,000 feasibility study of repairs and updates to the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. This announcement comes after years of ongoing negotiations between local, state, and federal officials on how to fund the necessary study.
"Augusta commerce and recreation have developed around the deepened Savannah River ever since the lock and dam was built during the Great Depression," said Congressman Barrow. "Business leaders on both sides of the Savannah River agree that this project is vital for the economic stability of the CSRA. Moving this project forward has been one of my top priorities, and I am proud and encouraged to see progress being made to protect the jobs that depend on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam."