Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen 2015
Georgia Water Coalition's "Dirty Dozen" list highlights the worst offenses to Georgia's waters.
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.
The Georgia Water Coalition publishes this list as a call to action for our state's leaders and its citizens to correct pollution problems, eliminate the wasteful use of our state and local tax dollars and restore our streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters.
Read the 2015 Dirty Dozen Report HERE.
Georgia Water Coalition's Dirty Dozen 2014
1. Georgia's Water: State Water Policy Threatens Streams, Aggravates Water Wars, Wastes Tax Dollars
Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen 2013
1. Floridan Aquifer: Water Injection Schemes Gamble with South Georgia ’s Pristine Underground “Lake”
2. Chattahoochee and Etowah Rivers: Governor’s Water Supply Program Wastes Tax Dollars & Incites More Water Conflicts with Neighbors
4. Altamaha River: Pulp Mill in Jesup Continues to Foul Georgia’s Largest River
7. Satilla River: Toxic Legacy in Waycross Needs Further Investigations, Cleanups
10. Georgia Coast: Proposed Changes to Coastline Laws Roll Back Long-Standing Protections
11. Hurricane Creek: Illegal Playground for Off-Road Vehicles Sends Mountains of Sediment to Trout Stream
12. Oconee and Ogeechee Rivers: Dirty Coal-Fired Power Plant to Spew Mercury and Deplete South Georgia Rivers
Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen 2012
1. Ogeechee River: One Year After the
Largest Fish Kill in State History, Pollution Continues
Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen 2011
1. Ogeechee River: Polluter Devastates Ogeechee for Five Years and Goes Undetected by EPD
2. Altamaha River: Rayonier Pulp Mill Discharge Destroys Fisheries
3. Savannah River: Costly Harbor Dredging Wrecks Savannah River Estuary
4. Chattahoochee River: Critical Minimum Flow Neglected at Atlanta
5. Shoal Creek and Flat Creek: Unnecessary Reservoirs Threaten Downstream Communities, Endangered Species and Public Coffers
6. Oconee & Ogeechee Rivers: Speculative Coal Plant Permitted Even Though it is Unneeded and Will Harm Water, Air and Fisheries
7. Flint River: Flint River Sucked Dry as EPD Allows Too Many Withdrawals
8. Coastal Wetlands: Docks in Georgia’s Tidal Wetlands Spoil the “Marshes of Glynn”
9. South Georgia Wetlands: Four Decades of Ditches Dry Out South Georgia Wetlands
10. Broad River: Waste Disposal “Farm” Fouls the Broad River
11. Brier & Commissioner Creeks: Fish Dying In Kaolin Country and EPD Doesn ’t Know Why
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