Army Corps of Engineers holds open house about Lock and Dam

Lock and Dam/ Fish Passage

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Savannah District of the Army Corps of Engineers held an open house for Augusta residents. The purpose was to show interested people - for the first time - the need for a fish passage beyond the Lock and Dam.

They want to get Atlantic sturgeon to their historic spawning ground. A full house turned out to learn about the final five alternatives for the Lock and Dam that are already under analysis.

"Has the potential to impact the new span of Lock and Dam, from what I understand a lot of people grew up are familiar with the structure, they fish from the structure. What we're presenting today would significantly change the way it looks once we're finished with construction," said Russell Wicke, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Savannah) spokesman.

The issue is so important to the group that they held two open house events. You can click here to follow updates on the fish passage.

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