Threat: Outdated water management
At risk: Sustainable water supply for communities and farms
The Flint River provides water for at least one million people, 10,000 farms, unique wildlife, and 300 miles of exceptional paddling. The river system increasingly suffers from low-flow conditions throughout its 300-plus-mile length. Many tributaries dry up completely even in moderately dry years, and the river’s low flows have dropped dramatically. American Rivers and Flint Riverkeeper are working with many partners to reverse the various causes of low flows and restore the health of the Flint. The state of Georgia also must protect the Flint properly during drought to safeguard the river’s health.