There Must Be Something in the Water: Choccolocco Creek Bacteriological Intensive Study

This summer, Coosa Riverkeeper’s staff and interns from Talladega College’s McNair Scholarship Program are conducting an intensive 5 week study on Choccolocco Creek. Together we are investigating the presence of bacteria on Choccolocco Creek and several of its tributaries throughout Eastaboga, Oxford, and Anniston.   Wanna see this year’s data so…

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A little dirt does hurt…

A large number of our citizen complaints lately have come from concerned folks living next to areas that are being developed. Folks tend to think, “So what? it’s just a little dirt!” At construction sites dirt is carried away by rainwater and into the nearest stormwater ditch or stream. That dirt…

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Protect Groundwater Today

The Clean Water Act (CWA) has been the backbone of protecting rivers, lakes, streams, etc. in the United States for over 45 years. In February of 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took comments regarding the interpretation of multiple aspects of the CWA. One of those being the “Application of…

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New Interactive Maps of Groundwater Pollution Reveal Threat Posed by Alabama Power Coal Ash Pits

Four Alabama environmental organizations have released new interactive maps highlighting groundwater pollution reported by Alabama Power and Power South at coal ash pits throughout the state. Alabama Power’s federally required monitoring shows significant pollution of groundwater with arsenic, radium, and more. Pollution has persisted even after Alabama Power closed their leaking Gadsden pit…

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Where We’re Testing this Year

Lake Neely Henry + Tributaries Little Canoe Creek Big Canoe Creek- 231 Canoe Creek Launch Big Wills Creek Mills Pond- Hokes Bluff Gadsden Riverfront Lake Gadsden Rainbow Landing Ten Islands Park Logan Martin Lake + Tributaries Seddon Point Pell City Lakeside Park Cropwell Branch Stemley Bridge Road Lower Choccolocco Coldwater…

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