Authorities say recent rains have sent bacteria levels soaring in the Chattahoochee River. Sally Bethea of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Organization advises people not to touch the water. She said that E. coli is a major concern.
A conservation group says metro Atlanta has made incremental progress in reducing water use since 2011, but could do more. Atlanta-based Chattahoochee Riverkeeper released the findings as part of a 40-page update to its 2011 report, "Filling the Water Gap: Conservation Successes and Missed Opportunities in Metro Atlanta."
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking Georgians and other stakeholders for comment on a controversial north Georgia reservoir. Hall County wants to build the Glades reservoir just north of Lake Lanier to boost north Georgia’s water supply.