Ga DNR Board Re: Water Issues

Judson Turner, Director of the Environmental Protection Division discusses water issues, including the law suit by Florida, the future of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission and the dam inspection program. Also addressed is the responsibility of dam owners for the negative effects of a breach on downstream properties and populations, even when the development occurred after the erection of the dam. Local zoning should keep development out of the flood plain, but it doesn’t.