Ogeechee River study presented by GSU faculty

Ogeechee River study to be presented Tuesday by GSU faculty, students

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Think back to the fish kill on the Ogeechee River. Remember those images from 2011?

Professors from Georgia Southern University are putting the Ogeechee River under the microscope.

The three-year study combines professors of geology, geography and biology. They're examining everything from drought to rainfall impacts on the water levels, to people and the environment. Anything that affects the Ogeechee.

"It's a resource for the region and it has impacted all the way to the coast as it delivers sediment there. All the rivers that drain from the Coastal Plain are very important," said Dr. Jeffrey Underwood, Professor and Dept. Chair, Geology and Geography Department at Georgia Southern.

They're about halfway through the study. They expect to finish by the end of 2017.

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