Augusta Canal set to be drained for about a month

Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 2:32 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Engineers started draining the Augusta Canal Monday.

It will allow city utility and water staff to complete some work, but the biggest project is from Georgia Power. The electric company has a substation near the Butt Memorial Bridge, and workers need to complete some wiring near the canal.

Meanwhile, tour boat operators are taking the opportunity to get the vessels inspected by the Coast Guard, as mandated every five years.

The canal should be refilled by mid-March.