Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elevation 138 Feet

In 1908 the City of Augusta Forces built a levee (dirt and rocks) to protect the City from flooding, (by hand with mules for six years) but in 1929 the most significant flooding occurred which came over the existing levee structure and severely flooded downtown once again. In 1936, a Flood Control Act was passed and the Corps of Engineers rebuilt the levee, by mandate, to the height that it is now.

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