Interstate Water Negotiations Extended, Reports Georgia Department Of Natural Resources

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Georgia Department of Natural Resources

    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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SOURCE Georgia Department of Natural Resources
    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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 SOURCE  Georgia Department of Natural Resources