The Georgia Water Coalition, a consortium of more than 180 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations representing more than 300,000 Georgians, announced the list at a celebration marking the Coalition’s 10th year of advocating for clean water.  “This is more than a list,” said Jerry McCollum, president of the Georgia Wildlife Federation and a founding member of the Coalition. “This is a call to action for Georgia’s citizens and its leaders. The sites populating this list are only poster children for the larger problem of a system that is failing to protect our water, our fish and wildlife and our communities.”Topping the list is the Ogeechee River where a textile manufacturing plant in Screven County is blamed for a fish kill earlier this year in which 30,000 fish perished. Rayonier’s pulp mill in Jesup, the proposed Savannah River Harbor deepening project, minimum flows on the Chattahoochee in Atlanta, reservoir proposals in Dawson and Hall counties, and a proposed coal-fired power plant near Sandersville rounded out the top six. The depletion of flows on the Flint River from Hartsfield Airport to Lake Seminole ranked seventh on the list, followed by the destruction of coastal marshes from Savannah to Kingsland, the loss of wetlands areas in South Georgia, fish kills on creeks near Augusta and Milledgeville linked to kaolin processing, a waste disposal site near Elberton and a coal-fired power plant on the Coosa River near Rome.  The Coalition’s full report details the history of each site and provides solutions to correct these ongoing pollution problems and eliminate the listed threats. It is available online at: