In the late 1800s, migrating eels on the Chattooga River were so numerous that they clogged the turbines at the Trion textile mill, forcing the mill to shut down. This and other parts of Coosa River basin history are highlighted in the video.

A video celebrating CRBI’s silver anniversary was released at CRBI’s annual membership meeting. Through the eyes of Coosa River basin natives Frank Barron and Clinton Agnew as well as long-time Rome City Manager John Bennett, the 11-minute video tells how the Coosa and its tributaries have been transformed over the last decades of the 20th century and first years of the 21st century. It also looks back on 500 years of Coosa River history, giving glimpses of the rich biodiversity found in the upper Coosa River basin.