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Georgia’s Ninth District is blessed with rich resources, including four lakes managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. These lakes provide residents and visitors with an array of opportunities, but they also come with challenges. As the voice of northeast Georgians, I have worked with the Corps of Engineers to serve our communities better, and I’ve held the Corps accountable for the decisions that affect my neighbors.

We can build a more productive relationship with the Corps while reforming policies and proposals to better serve northeast Georgia. When Lake Lanier residents protested the proposal for a new marina at Bolding Mill, we successfully convinced the Corps to suspend the project.

When the Corps of Engineers gave no public notice and unilaterally attempted to change water withdrawal policies for irrigation—which would have affected thousands of Lake Hartwell and Lake Lanier residents—I called on Corps leadership to halt the policy change. The Corps then reversed its irrigation policy and committed not to enact new irrigation policies without providing a period for public comment or opening the door to public input.

Serving northeast Georgia means engaging with the Corps of Engineers to implement policies that work for our unique communities and ensuring that the Corps hears our neighbors’ voices on issues that impact them.

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November 17, 2017
Press Release
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging it to expedite its review of the proposal regarding Hart State Park.
July 28, 2017
Press Release
"My chief concern is that residents near Lakes Lanier and Hartwell have a platform for communicating their interests to the Corps, and we continue to make progress on this front."
February 25, 2016
Press Release
"Changing a process that used to be simple into a bureaucratic maze, and forcing applicants to submit personal information that has little to do with the situation, is unnecessary and only serves to further weaken the relationship between the community and the Corps."