The Changing Alliance Between Navigational and Environmental Interests in the ACF Basin

by Steve Leitman, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Tallahassee, United States,
Andrew Dzurik, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Tallahassee, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: Structural modifications imposed on the Apalachi-cola River for navigation, their environmental impacts and government actions to address these impacts are reviewed. Past structural modifications have had signi-ficant impacts. Efforts to refocus the issue from a con-flict between navigation and environmental interests to basin-wide management of water resources in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) basin is occurring because of an effort to reallocate water to Atlanta.

Subject Headings: Basins | Environmental issues | Navigation (waterway) | Water resources | Resource management | Rivers and streams | Government | Inland waterways | North America | Georgia | United States | Atlanta

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