Whitewater course approved for Fort Benning soldiers

benw@ledger-enquirer.comApril 23, 2013 

When the 2.5 mile whitewater course opens on the Chattahoochee River next month, Fort Benning soldiers will be allowed to take part in activities previously banned on the river.

The waters and banks of the Chattahoochee River are designated off limits to soldiers for one mile above and below the 13th Street Bridge between Columbus and Phenix City. While the designation bans fishing, wading, swimming in the river or walking on rocks in the river or along the river banks, commercial whitewater activities are allowed under conditions.

“Commercial whitewater activities surrounding the 13th Street Bridge may be utilized provided it’s a guided trip conducted by an approved and licensed outfitter/guide,” is part of the new policy, allowing soldiers to take part in the whitewater course.

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service