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 wetlands.
Read the 2014
Dirty Dozen Report or the Press
1. Georgia's Water: State Water Policy Threatens Streams, Aggravates
Water Wars, Wastes Tax Dollars
2. Georgia’s Coastal & Freshwater Wetlands: EPD Refuses to
Enforce Clean Water Laws
3. Floridan Aquifer: State Leaders Drop Well Water Protections to Experiment
With Risky Water Injection Schemes
4. Chattahoochee River: Weakened State Agency Allows Industries to
5. Coosa River: Long Delayed State Clean Up Plan Allows Power Company
to Continue Polluting
6. Flint River: Textile
Manufacturer’s Pollution, State Water Policy
7. Savannah River: Pollutants, Nuclear Reactors Suck Water and Life
out of Savannah
8. Georgia's Small Streams and Wetlands: National
Rule To Protect Georgia’s
Streams and Wetland Treasures Under Attack
9. Withlacoochee River & Floridan Aquifer: Gas Pipeline Threatens Southwest
Georgia Water, Way of Life
10. Turtle River: Toxic Legacy Poisons Dolphins, Drinking Water
11. Satilla River: Toxic Legacies Threaten Waycross Residents
12. Little Satilla Creek & Penholloway Creek: Titanium Mine Threatens Wetlands,
Previous Dirty Dozen Reports can be found here.
To view a larger 2014 map, click here.