Protection Activities

The Clean Water Action Plan developed by ADEM and the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service targets the upper and middle Coosa as top priorities for water quality reclamation.

Hydropower Relicensing on the Coosa River for all seven of Alabama Power Company’s projects creates a rare opportunity to re-evaluate the management of these dams, reservoirs and associated streams in a way that creates an appropriate balance between power needs, water quality and fish and wildlife habitat.

These seven projects that are operated under three licenses with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will expire in 2007. These license renewals only occur once every 50 years.s