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April 30, 2010

Joint South Carolina, Georgia Savannah River committee meets May 6 in Ridgeland

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's Savannah River Committee will meet with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue's Savannah River Committee at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jaspers Porch in Ridgeland to continue their discussion of issues arising in the Savannah Basin.

The bi-state meeting is open to the public. Jaspers Porch is located at 153 James Taylor Drive in Ridgeland. For more information or directions to the Joint Savannah River Committee meeting, call (843) 987-9292.

Issues range from saltwater intrusion into a principle public water supply aquifer on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina near the Savannah River, industrial and residential waste water assimilation, a minimum release strategy on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer managed lakes in the upper part of the Savannah Basin, and the consideration of lake levels.

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