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Senate panel told that Florida lacks quarterback on Apalachicola Bay issues

Seafood workers harvest oysters from Apalachicola Bay during better times in 2007. Some workers are wondering why there are so few oysters in the bay now compared to the drought in 2007. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

Florida lacks a quarterback to lead it in its battle with Alabama and Georgia over water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River system, a Senate committee was told Tuesday.

The three states have been in federal court since 1990 fighting for water. Alabama and Georgia want water for cities and industry while Florida wants water to support the seafood industry in Apalachicola Bay.

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