Two of Florida's top lawmakers are leading an effort to halt the Army Corps of Engineers new plan to reduce water flow to the Apalachicola River and Bay.
At a meeting in Washington Thursday, U-S Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Allen Boyd and members of the Florida congressional delegation accused Georgia of negligence in managing its water. And they called on the federal government to intervene to prevent further damage to the bay.
Boyd says a recently unveiled federal plan for the region's river basin gives Georgia a free pass for its lack of long term water planning. They say that because Georgia's water consumption affects other states, the federal government should force Georgia to do more.