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 creeks, rivers, streams, lakes and coastal waters.
Read the 2015
Dirty Dozen Report or the Press
1. Cooper Creek: Timber Harvest to Muddy Mountain Streams
2. Georgia's Stream Buffers: Confusing State Law Leaves Some Streams Without Protection
3. Chattahoochee River: EPD Water Grab Threatens Health of State's Most Critical Water Supply
4. Georgia's Hazardous Waste Sites: Toxic Legacies Pose Public Health Risk
5. Chattahoochee River: Chattahoochee Tubers' Trash Draws Ire of Riverfront Landowners
6. Altamaha River: Rayonier Advanced Material's Pulp Mill Fouls Altamaha; State Allows Pollution to Continue
7. Georgia's Coast: Offshore Drilling Poses Threat to Coastal Tourism, Fisheries
8. Coosa River: Power Plant Killing Fish on the Coosa
9. Little Satilla Creek & Penholloway Creek: Strip Mine Threatens Property Values, Water in Wayne County
10. Bear Creek: Reservoir Deal in Newton County a Boondoggle for Taxpayers
11. Withlacoochee River and Floridan Aquifer: Gas Pipeline Invasion in Southwest Georgia Risks Drinking Water
12. Georgia's Groundwater: Legislative Inaction Leaves Well Water At Risk
And... A Clean 13, Georgia's Coastal Waters: Gov. Nathan Deal Supports Georgians Fighting Petroleum Pipeline
The 2015 Updates for previous Dirty Dozen issues can be found here.
Previous Dirty Dozen Reports can be found here.
To view a larger 2015 map, click here.