American Rivers named the Chattahoochee River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers Tuesday, shining a national spotlight on two dam and reservoir proposals that some claim are far too expensive and would harm local waters.
“The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping point,” said Jenny Hoffner of American Rivers. “We all need healthy rivers for our drinking water, health, economy, and quality of life. We hope citizens will join us to ensure a healthy Chattahoochee River and secure water supply for generations to come.”
The Chattahoochee is threatened by the proposed Glades Reservoir – in the headwaters – and Bear Creek Reservoir – downstream of Atlanta. However, according to the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR), building new large reservoirs to meet water supply need in the Southeast does not make