An Augusta non-profit wants state regulators to change their minds about who they want to conduct water monitoring on the Ogeechee River. Georgia Environmental Protection Division officials last year chose Georgia Southern University as the institution to study the river after a massive fish kill in 2011. The GSU study would take place over three years but could last longer.
Researchers are preparing to float down the Savannah River to help answer one of the river's most complex questions: Just how fast does it digest everything that flows into it? The answer will mean costly changes in how cities and industries use water on the Savannah.