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Public Comments on Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System Proposal at Open House

Posted on November 13, 2015

By Larissa Scott,

Apalachicola—once dubbed the oyster capital of the world—doesn’t even come close to holding that title anymore. Many blame the lack of fresh water flowing into the Apalachicola Bay and are calling it a crisis.

Monday night was the public’s last night to comment on the water flow issues in person, during an open house.

The public is commenting on is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal to hopefully restore the bay.

The draft is for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, which Florida, Georgia, and Alabama all share.

Those critical of the proposal say this plan is worse than the one we have now–which some say led the Apalachicola Bay being declared a federal fishery disaster in 2013.


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