2017 Analysis of Toxic Release Data

Each year, we dig through tons of data to see which facilities are responsible for releasing toxics into the Coosa River.  This data is publicly available on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory database from 2017. Wait, what? How can companies legally discharge toxins into the river? The Alabama Department of…

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Where to Float on the Coosa’s Skinny Waters

Looking for an adventure? Look no further… The Coosa has a lot to offer to those seeking an escape from the Alabama heat. One of my favorite ways to do that is to call up my friends and family and float down some her skinny waters. Here are some places…

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Defying all logic, coal ash is slated to stay on our waterways

Alabama Power has decided that despite their own groundwater data, legitimate public concern, and MAJOR health risks to communities across Alabama, they are going to just leave leaking, unlined coal ash ponds on YOUR waterways. In case you forgot, here is what coal ash is?   Coal ash is the toxic…

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Where to catch the Fireworks on the Coosa

We hear that the fireworks this year will be BOOMIN’ so as you are finishing up your short work week, we thought we would give you an idea of where to catch the shows.

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Coosa Riverkeeper Notifies Eddleman of Intent to Sue for Pollution

On April 16, Coosa Riverkeeper, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, notified Doug Eddleman of their intention to file suit for violations at the Village at Highland Lakes Development in Shelby County. “Sediment from the construction site at the Village at Highland Lakes Development is inundating the river system,…

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Why the Coosa Floods

Why do some lakes on the Coosa flood when others don’t? As we’ll explain, it’s because some lakes are flood control lakes whereas other lakes are what we call “run of river.” Lay Lake, Lake Mitchell and Lake Jordan are run of river lakes. Their levels do not vary considerably…

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How to Use Temp Track to Catch Bass

Chuck Graham just won $10,000 at the Alabama Bass Trail Lay Lake stop. Chuck helped us develop the Temp Track program, where dozens of volunteer monitors report water temperatures during the peak fishing season. He uses Temp Track himself to stay in tune with the spring rise in water temperatures…

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Cast An Impact: Lay Lake Clean-Up

Join Coosa Riverkeeper & UAB School of Public Health for a day of service on Saturday, November 14th at Beeswax Creek Park on Lay Lake! Sign up for the Clean Up HERE. Learn more about the event HERE.

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