Water Wars Discussion

Conservationists, fishermen and elected officials in the Apalachicola Bay area met in Chattahoochee, Florida to discuss water plans with the Army Corp of Engineers.

Florida Environmental officials say plans to reduce the amount of water coming from upstream could endanger wildlife.

Congressman Allen Boyd called a congressional forum Monday so representatives from the Corp of Engineers could hear the issues facing those in the area.

“I believe that in order for us to develop a responsible equitable water sharing plan we must have impartial and scientific information on the needs of the entire ACF basin,” said Boyd.

A representative of the Corps of Engineers said in Monday morning's meeting, southern states need to form a water council in order to solve their differences on water regulations.

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