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S. Department of Agriculture. Local citizens have also benefited from the river’s health: It has since blossomed into a consolidated effort that now It provides them with recreational opportunities, outstand- includes a growing number of local citizens and more than ing fishing, and, most important, water for agricultural, 20 federal and state agencies. Within the alliance, district conservationists with the residential, and industrial use. The Conasauga River is not without problems, how- Natural Resources Conservation Service are working with ever.

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