Water Wars

The governors of Alabama and Georgia have tentatively agreed on a water-sharing plan. The agreement will be released to the public on May 1st.

The plan sets flow rates in the Coosa River near Rome, Georgia. It has previsions on reservoirs and water withdrawals. It also sets limits on a proposed Georgia regional reservoir and limits inter-basin transfers of water.

Each came forward to sign the draft ACT allocation formula. It could lead to a permanent water-sharing agreement for 30 years.

Governors Riley and Perdue were later joined by Florida Governor Jeb Bush for Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River talks.