AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta Commissioners will be asked next week if they deem it necessary to spend $10,000 for a firm to create a white water center at the Lock and Dam.
It's in an effort to save the aging locks.
On Tuesday, the Savannah Riverkeeper told Commissioners time is running out the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present its options on what to do with it in June. Those options include removing the locks which she says could be lost if Commissioners don't make a decision soon.
"I think there is a lot of danger in waiting until the corps comes out and says yes we want to save the locks, no we don't want to save the locks because as soon as they ask that question we better be able to say as a community yes we want to save the locks and this is why," says Tonya Bonitatibus.
Tonya says she's received over 500 signatures from the community for people who want to see the lock and dam turn into a white water center.