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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A River Disappearing: Part III

Published Nov 26, 2007
Georgia's Governor Sonny Perdue has convinced federal officials to reduce water flow from Lake Lanier to the Apalachicola River by more than two million gallons a day.

"We filed an injunction against the Army Corps of Engineers," says Perdue, "To end the senseless relief of 3.2 billion gallons of water a day from our reservoirs."

However, for the people who live downriver, the release of water is anything but senseless.

Conservationist Dan Tonsmeire is in a fight to stop the water reduction.

He says it's destroying the Apalachicola Bay, the nursery for 95% of all commercially harvested seafood in the Gulf of Mexico.

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