Augusta Canal Authority Finishes A Study For Possible Whitewater Course
Could you see yourself whitewater rafting here in Augusta?
Augusta has lots of water and fortunately, it does get put to use! We’ve got canoeing, kayaking, and even jet skiing. Now we may see more activities for the water with plans for a whitewater course.
A whitewater course can typically include whitewater canoeing, whitewater kayaking, whitewater racing, playboating, and, of course, whitewater rafting.
Did you know that the rapids in many whitewater courses are man-made?
The course here will have artificially generated rapids by adjusting the bottom of the river.
The study of the Augusta Canal, for the whitewater course, was assessed by S2O Engineering and Design, which is a company that focuses on Whitewater Park design and engineering. The estimated cost for Whitewater Park could be anywhere from $1.3 million to $7.2 million.
According to S2O, no two whitewater parks is exactly alike. This is based on what categories that whitewater venue falls under. There are the traditional or in-stream white parks and pumped whitewater parks.
The main difference between the two categories is how the parks are designed and engineered. From that point, the venue will offer unique opportunities, experiences, and impacts.
The Augusta Canal Authority has released a study for serious consideration of bringing a whitewater course to Downtown Augusta. The study showed how a whitewater course could be built between the second and third levels of the canal.
Augusta Canal Authority is a group of individuals that are the official management entity for the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. It is led by an executive director and a 12-member board.
The study was funded by Destination Augusta. Destinations Augusta is an organization that focuses on marketing and management organization contracted with the city to promote, develop, and brand the destination to attract visitors and create economic opportunities and vitality.
Augusta continues to look for new ways to make the city bigger and better with what we have.