Tue., August 16, 2011 11:13am
More than half the water in Georgia is used to make electricity. From nuclear to hydro-power, just about every river in the state has some kind of power plant on its banks. But as Georgia’s population and energy needs grow, there are concerns about the health of rivers, especially in times of drought.
Fri., July 29, 2011 4:55pm
The Altamaha River drains a quarter of the state, stretching from Atlanta and Macon to Darien on the coast. It’s been an engine for economic activity since Native Americans and early settlers used it to travel to inland Georgia.
Thu., July 14, 2011 5:45pm
A movement is underway to make Georgia’s rivers more accessible for recreation. A week-long event gets hundreds of paddlers out on a different river in the state each year, and it’s opening up those waters to more people year round.
Thu., June 9, 2011 5:56pm
An environmental coalition has settled a lawsuit trying to block water discharge from a proposed coal-fired power plant. The Georgians for Clean Energy Coalition says, the plant developer has agreed to limit the temperature of the water they plan to put in the Oconee River. The Sierra Club says, limiting the discharge temperature will protect fish.
Tue., December 7, 2010 9:41am
The EPD will hold a public hearing on water use by a proposed plant in Washington county. The plant wants to pump water from the Oconee River to be used in the Ogeechee river basin.
Fri., September 3, 2010 4:17pm
The state is revising its water permits for a coal plant proposed for middle Georgia. The move comes after a judge rejected them last month.
Tue., July 27, 2010 4:12pm
An administrative law judge's decision could make it harder for power companies and other water users to transfer water across basin boundaries. Power company officials say, the difference is only procedural and amounts to a delay of just a matter of months.
Mon., July 26, 2010 4:52pm
A judge has rejected two water permits issued by Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division for a proposed coal fired power plant in Washington County. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker says one permit didn’t follow correct guidelines for interbasin transfers--the act of moving water from one river basin to another.
Mon., October 12, 2009 2:35pm
The rain has stopped for now in many parts of the state, but the headaches
Mon., September 28, 2009 7:40am
North Georgia is getting a respite from the continuous rain that swept the