Mon., February 27, 2012 3:42pm
A proposal giving water polluters a chance to voluntarily clean up their act was pulled again from the Senate calendar for lack of support.
Wed., February 22, 2012 6:20pm
State senators are considering a bill aimed at capturing water in Georgia before it reaches Tennessee. Chickamauga Republican Jeff Mullis says his bill would clarify the legality of proposed new reservoirs on north Georgia creeks and rivers.
Thu., December 29, 2011 4:01pm
More than half of the state is in extreme drought. La Nina weather pattern is blamed. Conditions not expected to improve quickly.
Wed., December 14, 2011 5:58pm
State officials approved a plan Wednesday to help communities expand their water supplies. The plan’s critics say Georgia could boost its water supply more cheaply with conservation.
Wed., October 5, 2011 3:28pm
People living along the Ogeechee River in South Georgia are demanding third party oversight of the waterway. They don’t trust the Environmental Protection Division to oversee a company that was illegally polluting the river for years. After a massive fish kill in May, the EPD found King America Finishing Company had been dumping flame retardant into the river illegally for five years.
Mon., September 12, 2011 1:02pm
Authorities say Lake Lanier's water level has dropped below 1,064, setting into motion a new management schedule by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Times of Gainesville reports the corps will release the reservoir's stored water to maintain required flows downstream in the Chattahoochee and the Apalachicola rivers.
Wed., August 31, 2011 7:47am
The Army Corps of Engineers has raised the drought level on three lakes on the Georgia-South Carolina state line. The Anderson Independent-Mail reported that corps officials have reduced water discharges from the three reservoirs on the Savannah River.
Tue., August 30, 2011 4:38pm
As lawmakers wrap up a special session this week, one Senator is already thinking about the next legislative session in January, and the 'perfect storm' of issues facing Georgia, including dwindling water reserves, rising energy costs and aging infrastructure.
Mon., August 22, 2011 11:00am
A private developer in northwest Georgia is shopping its reservoir project to communities. Local officials are greeting the proposal with caution.Georgia Reservoir Company wants to dam Calhoun Creek to create a lake in Lumpkin and Dawson counties that can provide up to 47 million gallons of water a day.
Tue., June 7, 2011 12:50pm
A top Georgia lawmaker says he has an idea for how the state can get more water for its needs. House Speaker David Ralston is proposing a trade with Tennessee. In his idea, Ralston says Tennessee would get better connections to Georgia’s transportation links. In return, Georgia would get access to water from the Tennessee River.