Peach and Sunshine states battle over federal water sharing plan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. AP Florida says it strongly opposes a
federal water sharing plan that will allow more water to be stored
in Georgia instead of letting it flow into Apalachicola Bay.
The state sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday objecting to the plan,
which would let Georgia keep more water during droughts. The
federal government is set to finalize its plan June 1st.
The state Department of Environmental Protection says the plan
will decimate oyster populations, threaten a federally protected
species of mussel and make it harder for sturgeon to spawn in the
Apalachicola River.


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