The Friends of Big Canoe Creek and Alabama Public Television (APT) will host a special preview of the documentary Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00pm at the Springville First United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.
Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision, which premieres on APT in May, explores the complex, 20-year conflict between Alabama, Georgia and Florida over water rights to the Flint, Chattahoochee, Apalachicola river system. This river system, which originates in the mountains for North Georgia, is the primary water source for Atlanta. Downstream, the water is also vital to agriculture, industry, recreation and wildlife in Alabama and Florida. As demands for water increase, sharing only gets harder.
Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision shows how individuals and communities up and down the river basin are striving to come to terms with the new reality of water in the Southeast. The film introduces oystermen in Apalachicola Bay who rely on fresh water from the river to keep their oysters alive; farmers in Alabama and Georgia using new technologies to reduce water waste in their fields; a plant in Columbus, Ga. that relies on water from the Chattahoochee to operate; sport fishermen and paddlers who use the river; and many others. The film is narrated by Peter Coyote.
You can learn more about the documentary, and watch a preview, at the film's web site: http://www.waterwar.org/.