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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:42am

Ga.'s Flint River Among Most In Peril

Updated: 4 years ago.
A new report on the nation’s most-threatened rivers includes Georgia’s Flint River, calling it the No. 2-most-in-peril river in the nation behind the Colorado River. The Flint Riverkeeper explains why the river is at risk of drying up completely. (Photo Courtesy of Sue Waters via Flickr.)

An annual look at the nation’s most-threatened rivers says southwest Georgia’s Flint River is the second-most in peril.

The American Rivers report says the Flint is running dry as a result of drought, development, and agricultural uses. Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers explains some of the threats to the river and what a listing like that means for the waterway.