City officials in Columbus have approved spending $1.3 million to stabilize two sections of the Chattahoochee River's banks that collapsed along the city's whitewater course. The Columbus City Council approved the money at a meeting on Tuesday.
The new whitewater course opening next year in Columbus means new potential challenges for the city’s fire and emergency services department. That has responders training for the special demands of saving people in the shallow, fast-moving rapids.
Developers officially break ground on a white water course on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus Thursday. The 20 million dollar public private partnership project entails blowing up two major dams later this year