News | October 22, 2014

Georgia Water Coalition releases annual “Dirty Dozen” report

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” report, which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waterways. For 2014, the report highlights state water policy, treatment of coastal and freshwater wetlands, the Floridian Aquifer, and problems on the Coosa, Satilla, Turtle, Chattahoochee, Savannah, and Flint rivers, along with other threats.

From the full report:

While the Dirty Dozen identifies some ongoing and serious pollution problems, it is not a list of the most polluted water bodies in Georgia. Nor is the list in any ranked order. Instead, the Dirty Dozen shines a spotlight on pending threats to Georgia’s water as well as state policies and failures that ultimately harm—or could harm—Georgia property owners, downstream communities, fish and wildlife, hunters and anglers, and boaters and swimmers.