Water-Related News

Georgia group's "Dirty Dozen" water list includes three issues affecting Florida

By Bruce Ritchie

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its annual report on what it says are the 12 worst offenses to Georgia's waters, including three issues affecting waters flowing into Florida: The Chattahoochee River, the Flint River and the Floridan Aquifer.

The 2013 "Dirty Dozen" report cites Georgia proposals to build dams on tributaries of rivers including the Chattahoochee, which combines with the Flint River at the Florida line to form the Apalachicola River. The group criticizes Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and his administration for misguided water planning and lack of funding for environmental protection.