Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

State of the Inland Bays

Water quality better, but still needs improvement


News Journal

Delaware's Inland Bays have gotten better, especially in open waters, over the last five years but a growing population, impacts from climate change and continued stress from runoff pollution continue to impact water quality, according to the 2016 State of the Inland Bays Report released last week. One of the unexpected surprises in the report is the improvements in Little Assawoman Bay.


Report criticizes Chattahoochee power plant plan

Gainesville Times

Georgia Power Co.’s studying whether to build a nuclear power plant on the Chattahoochee River in South Georgia drew harsh criticism in the Georgia Water Coalition’s sixth annual “Dirty Dozen” report released Wednesday. The report says such a facility would further burden the river at the heart of the 26-year-old water wars between Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

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