Given the serious condition of Apalachicola Bay and the seafood industry, it is not surprising that Florida has threatened legal action over the tri-state water conflict. That said, we find it hard to believe that more litigation will resolve an issue that clearly must be settled at the conference table.

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Stakeholder Group, which includes representatives from all three states, is using a non-litigious, consensus-based approach to develop a sustainable water management plan. We recognize metro Atlanta can do more to conserve water, as noted in CRK’s Filling the Water Gap report (2012), which concludes that at least 150 million gallons per day of water supply can be secured through a mere handful of efficiency and conservation measures. (Learn more about our Tri-State work on our website.)

Check out the media coverage of this issue in the Gainesville Times and the AJC (the latter of which is for subscribers only).