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Chattahoochee River – Critical Water Supply or Gift to Developers?

Chattahoochee River – Critical Water Supply or Gift to Developers?

Aug 6, 2012 August 6, 2012

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Chattahoochee River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

The Chattahoochee River, that flows through Atlanta, recently made the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. We’re helping shine a national spotlight on two boondoggle dam/reservoir proposals that are far too expensive and would harm clean water supplies, recreation, an outstanding trout fishery and wildlife habitat.

“These dams are being sold as critical water supply projects, but they have always been planned as amenity lakes to benefit private developers and landowners…. These are sham water planning efforts that will benefit a small group of private landowners at the expense of taxpayers and the environment.”

– Sally Bethea, Executive Director
of Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

051812_take-action_logo_S12Join us and our partner, American Rivers, to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for these dams and reservoirs.

Help keep the Chattahoochee healthy. Please take action today.

[Mountain laurel blooms on the Chattahoochee River, Chattahoochee National Forest, Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Carl Donohue]

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