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.
Public health workers in South Georgia are going house-to-house and yard-to-yard trying to find where all the septic tanks are. It's part of a year-long, federally-funded effort to map the tanks in 11 counties on the Georgia coast. Septic tanks are potential polluters. But the state has no clue how many are here.
A state administrative law judge has ruled in favor of environmental groups in a case challenging buffers for Georgia wetlands. State regulators say a law requiring a vegetative buffer doesn't apply to some Georgia waterways. But environmentalists say the exceptions are few
A report released Thursday by the River Network says electricity production in Georgia is threatening rivers and power generation. It also says the state’s once ample water supply is declining along with water quality.
Official readings from some of south Georgia’s rivers and streams are confirming the severity and deepening of the drought. Brian McCallum with the U.S. Geological Survey says in readings taken from southwest Georgia’s Flint River basin to the lower Ocmulgee, to connecting streams and tributaries, “we are now reaching historic levels, and if we do not get rainfall, it is going to get much worse.”