Thursday, April 14, 2016

Most endangered

Apalachicola tops annual list of imperiled rivers


Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat

The Apalachicola River is No. 1 on this year’s list of the most endangered river systems in the country. American Rivers' annual list says the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin is threatened by population growth and climate change. The group considers 2016 a pivotal year for the Apalachicola. Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been fighting in court since the Corps began diverting water to Atlanta. A ruling in the case is expected this year.


10,000-foot well could change how Miami flushes

Miami Herald

Miami-Dade County officials are exploring ways to inject sewage deep into the Earth instead of releasing it into the Atlantic Ocean. Changes in state law will require the county's water and sewer department over the next nine years to stop pumping most of the 300 million gallons of treated waste generated daily through pipes miles out into the ocean.


A tale of three Texas cities and water reuse

San Angelo Standard-Times

Drought and Texas are uneasy bedfellows. People talk in awed tones about the 1950-57 drought, and now the 2010-15 drought. Some think the drought is over, while others look at lake levels and shake their heads. Communities all over Texas have been looking for ways to stretch their water sources, and the search for a solution is not over. Here are stories from three Texas cities.

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