On Wednesday, the Georgia Water Coalition, Georgia's leading water protection group named its, "Dirty Dozen" list for 2013 which highlights twelve of the worst offenses to Georgia's waters.
The report puts a spotlight on state policies and failures that may harm Georgia property owners, downstream communities, fish & wildlife, hunters, anglers, boaters, and swimmers.
Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper says, "over the past decade, the health of Georgia's waterways and the health and safety of Georgia citizens has been compromised as funding for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division has not kept pace with population and economic growth."
The Georgia Water Coalition is a group of more than 200 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups that have been working to protect Georgia's water since 2002. As a whole they represent more than 300,000 Georgians.