Coosa River | Photo by Abraham Odrezin
Coosa River | Photo by Abraham Odrezin

#5 Coosa River, AL, GA

Threat: Clean drinking water, public health, wildlife habitat

States must enforce the Clean Water Act safeguards to protect nature and communities on the Coosa River.

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Upper Coosa River | Photo by Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman

While heavily impacted by dams, the Coosa River remains one of the South’s most important rivers for its rich biodiversity. However, the Coosa River and its tributaries are being choked by waste and pollution from massive industrial poultry farms. The pollution is a significant threat to drinking water and the health and well-being of the river’s communities. The Environmental Protection Agency must demand that state agencies enforce existing Clean Water Act safeguards to protect clean water, fish and wildlife and public health.

American Rivers appreciates the collaboration and efforts of our partners:

  • Coosa Riverkeeper
  • Coosa River Basin Initiative
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