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Augusta Canal to be drained



The shimmering waters of the Augusta Canal will begin to disappear on Feb. 6, and all that will be left is a mudflat snaking through the city.

The good news is that the canal is only being drained temporarily for maintenance purposes, the water will return on March 18, and the canal should be ba...

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  1. Glad to be informed about infrastructure working happening in Downtown Augusta – however I wonder why Georgia Power & Augusta-Richmond County didn’t inform the public sooner?
    Also, I wonder what we’ll find at the bottom of said Canal?!?

    • If it’s anything like all the previous times, they’ll find a bunch of trash and maybe a car – not much else. If you’re a treasure-hunter, you can also search the muck across from the Powderworks; long ago there was a garbage dump near the cemetery, and there are a few stray bottles and stuff around there.

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