But since the dams were built upstream, the average highest water level for the years since 1960 has been 20.5 feet, with the highest at 24.16 feet. Normally the Savannah River in Augusta averages below 16 feet above sea level, making the highest flood since 1960 4.5 feet.
For this, we have to have an unnecessary levee that both obstructs our view of the beautiful river and stifles economic development. Every other city has developed its downtown waterfront. Why not us? Call the mayor and Augusta Commission and ask them about the vision thing.
Thomas Swift, M.D.