Interstate water negotiations extended, says Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The negotiations among Georgia, Alabama and Florida to develop water allocation formulas under two interstate water compacts have been extended to June 15, 2001.

ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The negotiations among Georgia, Alabama and Florida to develop water allocation formulas under two interstate water compacts have been extended to June 15, 2001. The deadline for completing the negotiations had been May 1, 2001. Georgia's chief negotiator, G. Robert Kerr of the Department of Natural Resources, signed the extension agreements on April 30, along with negotiators from Florida and Alabama. "We are very hopeful of reaching agreement in the next 45 days," said Kerr, "and we look forward to receiving Florida's proposed formula on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin." The Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) Basin formula had already tentatively been agreed to by Georgia and Alabama. The ACT negotiation period is also extended to June 15, 2001.

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