Tue., May 15, 2012 8:38am (EDT)

Chattahoochee 3rd Most Endangered
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Washington-based group American Rivers blamed two planned reservoirs for naming the Chattahoochee River one of the most threatened in the nation in a report released Tuesday. One would be built in Hall County and another in south Fulton County. (Photo Courtesy of National Parks Service.)
Washington-based group American Rivers blamed two planned reservoirs for naming the Chattahoochee River one of the most threatened in the nation in a report released Tuesday. One would be built in Hall County and another in south Fulton County. (Photo Courtesy of National Parks Service.)
Georgia’s Chattahoochee River is the third-most endangered in the country, according to a new report from a national advocacy group.

Washington-based American Rivers blamed two planned reservoirs on the river in a report released Tuesday. One would be built in Hall County and another in south Fulton County. Altogether, they would remove 140 million gallons from the Chattahoochee.

Officials want to build the reservoirs to meet future water needs. But the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported American Rivers officials said they would suck the river dry and called them “amenities” rather than water-supply projects.

It’s the first time the Chatthoochee has made the group’s top 10 in more than a decade.