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

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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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