ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Executive Director of the Flint River Keeper gave a State of the Flint address tonight at Chehaw Park.
Gordon Rogers spoke about the history of water use in the Flint River system.
He says the state has allowed too many irrigation permits to take too much water out of the upper and lower Flint.
He says there are solutions.
"There are technology based solutions that are already being implemented," said Gordon Rogers, Executive Director of Flint River Keeper. "There are land management solutions in which are already being implemented, but in both cases there's more that can happen. We're very blessed in the Flint that we have some alternative sources of water that we haven't fully and efficiently utilized yet."
Rogers hopes you'll tell your state lawmakers to support a groundwater protection bill and a bill that requires a return of water into the upper Flint.