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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

River Resolution

Published Nov 27, 2007
The Franklin and Gulf County Commissions have adopted a resolution regarding the importance of the Apalachicola River to communities in Florida. Four other counties could follow. The Jackson County Commission will consider the same resolution at their meeting Tuesday night.

The flow of water coming from Georgia has already been reduced and will probably stay that way through at least the next seven months. That's a time frame some people think is too long because the oyster beds and sea grass are already dying.

The Apalachicola Riverkeeper Organization would like to see any kind of growth in Atlanta stopped so it doesn't create new water requirements while Floridians are being told to cut back. It also wants to see meters on the water for major users in the Atlanta area so there is some way to enforce a reduction.

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