Water Quality & Issues

River Issues

As an organization driven by science and data, we look at numerous forms of pollution, monitor and analyze them, and where possible, develop strategies to reduce those sources of pollution. We have to be strategic with deploying our limited resources towards areas we can make improvements, but we always field citizen complaints of any nature and gladly assist our fellow citizens as best we can. 

Be a watch dog

The Coosa’s main issues

Fish Consumption Advisories

Impaired Waterways

Muddy stormwater runoff often starts at construction sites that aren’t directly on creeks, but the pollution impacts are felt all the way down on the lake. Photo (c) Frank Chitwood.

Steam Plants

A view of the Gaston Steam Plant with the Coosa River to the right. Photo (c) Frank Chitwood. Flight provided by Southwings.


Water wars


Photo courtesy of A. Odrezin