27 Jul 2017 ARMY CORPS APPROVES LEVEE BREACH
3/1985: Final design for the riverfront and levee was completed and hand delivered to the Army Corps of Engineers for review and approval.
5/25/1985: Georgia Department of Natural Resources authorized the City of Augusta to breach the levee.
5/30/1985: Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. purchased the Cotton Exchange to protect it from acquisition by unprincipled speculators who might not direct its utilization toward involvement in downtown revitalization. The purchase and carrying expenses were borne solely by Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. members for the next 3 years.
9/15/1985: Seaboard System Railroad officially abandoned the railroad tracks along the levee.
10/30/1985: Augusta Tomorrow members met with their counterparts in Savannah to seek active support of the proposed Augusta/Savannah highway.
11/5/1985: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially approved a cut in the Augusta levee.
1985: Parcels of land along the riverfront started being assembled for development of the Riverfront Center.