Kayak rentals a hot business this summer

...kayak rental companies in the area to see if they can accommodate more customers.Located just down from the Augusta Canal Headgates, the business typically generates about 20 kayak rentals each week day, mostly from walk-up customers, and is...

Smallmouth bass here to stay after nearly decade old mystery

...called the redeye bass ? whose ancestral waters include the fast-flowing, rocky shoals downstream from the Augusta Canal headgates.For several years before Jacobs landed his first smallie, reports had trickled in from other anglers who had...

Student research on Augusta Canal supports trout fishery

...their growth rate in two fish tanks that mimic conditions of the canal water and in a net attached to a dock at the canal headgates, said Davidson graduate Michaela Rowland.Historically, trout did not live in the canal because water temperatures...

Recreation survey finds Augustans favor trails over sports fields

...traverse the canal trails, cross the Savannah to North Augusta's Greeneway or hook onto Columbia County trails at the canal headgates.."The trail system for the whole area is really beginning to be quite extensive," Sherrouse said.The canal...

Angler has great fish story to tell from Catfish Creek

...the survival of the cold water-loving species.The fish released last week had been kept in holding nets at the canal headgates to allow them to grow larger and become acclimated to the water conditions there. Checks will be conducted over the...

Where you live: Flitting and floating

Gabriel Uvalle (left) and Hayley McGowan take a cruise near the Augusta Canal headgates.

Photos mirror images taken centuries ago

...Branch, the river bluffs in North Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park ? and perhaps most important, at the Augusta Canal headgates, which were built in 1845 and enlarged 30 years later.Modeled after a network of locks and canals that propelled...

Pavey: Getting to fishing spot on the Savannah River is worth the effort

There is something truly irresistible about the segment of the Savannah River upstream from the Augusta Canal headgates.For starters, it's almost impossible to get to, which appeals to anglers seeking solitude and unfished waters.The island-studded...

Drought's impact persists into fall and winter

...Georgia's extension office in Richmond County."I was leading a fall foliage walk last weekend at the Augusta Canal headgates, and we were pointing things out, mainly dead pine trees," he said.Drought doesn't instantly kill trees, but...

New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam demolition reproposed

...trigger requirements for fish passage systems at two other dams above the city -- the Augusta Diversion Dam at the canal headgates, and the Stevens Creek hydroelectric dam owned by South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.Both upstream dams are under...