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Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System - Letters Quick Links
January 4, 2010 [PDF - 10MB] – Letter from DEP’s General Counsel to Mr. Brian Zettles of the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Revision of the Scope of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Updated Water Control Manual for the ACF Basin.

September 11, 2009 [PDF - 55KB] – Letter from Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo Ellen Darcy to Alabama Congressman Richard Shelby in response to his August 21, 2009 letter regarding the ongoing update of the water control manual s for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.

August 21, 2009 [PDF - 414KB] – Letter from Alabama Congressmen Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions as well as Florida Congressmen Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo Ellen Darcy and Lt. General Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr. of the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding the ongoing update of the water control manual s for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.

June 27, 2009 [PDF - 72KB] - Secretary Sole sends an email update about the legal proceedings for the ACF River Basin, including Judge Paul Magnuson’s July 17th ruling, to Florida’s Congressional delegation.

May 28, 2009 [PDF - 110KB] - Governor Crist encourages federal support for Everglades restoration and Apalachicola River and Bay.

May 22, 2009  [PDF - 537KB] - Response to Florida’s recent letters of May 8 and May 18, 2009, concerning operations under the revised interim operations plan (RIOP) for releases at Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam.

May 18, 2009 [PDF - 992KB] - Florida Department of Environmental Protection letter to Colonel Byron Jorns regarding continued disregard of ACF Revised Interim Operations Plan (RIOP).

November 20, 2008 [PDF - 2.6MB] - Florida’s scoping comments on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed draft environmental impact statement for updating the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin

October 30, 2008 [PDF - 47KB] – Florida Department of Environmental Protection letter to Senator Bill Nelson and Congressman Allen Boyd, regarding a National Research Council (NRC) Water and Science Technology Board study for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river system.

August 8, 2008 [PDF - 317KB] – Florida Department of Environmental Protection letter to Dr. Carol Couch, Director of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division, regarding a National Research Council (NRC) study for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river system.

June 19, 2008 [PDF - 3.23MB] – Florida Department of Environmental Protection letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stating Florida’s intent to sue the Corps for violating the Endangered Species Act as a result of its operations under the Revised Interim Operating Plan (RIOP).

May 15, 2008 [PDF - 2.58MB] – Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s letter to United States Fish and Wildlife Service transmitting further supplemental comments for consideration as the Service reviews the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Proposed Revision to the Interim Operations Plan.

May 6, 2008 [PDF - 2.03MB] – Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers with comments on extended reduction of flow from Buford Dam requested by the State of Georgia.

April 30, 2008 [PDF - 3.20MB] - Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s letter to United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the United States Army Corps of Engineers expressing opposition to the Proposed Revision to the Interim Operations Plan.

March 1, 2008 [PDF - 35KB] - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Council on Environmental Quality Chairman Jim Connaughton sent a letter to the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida regarding the water negotiations among the three states.

February 28, 2008 [PDF - 836KB] – DEP letter to the Congressional Research Service regarding the Service’s Report for Congress entitled Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Drought: Federal Water Management Issues, January 17, 2008.

February 28, 2008 [PDF - 98KB] - State of Florida’s Comments regarding Proposed Reduction of Flow from Buford Dam by United States Army Corps of Engineers.

February 15, 2008 [PDF - 36KB] - Governor Charlie Crist letter to United States Department of the Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in response to the water discussion extension.

December 10, 2007 [PDF - 67 KB] - Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition’s letter to Governor Charlie Crist regarding upcoming meeting of Governors Crist, Perdue and Riley.

December 5, 2007 [PDF - 1.62 MB] – Florida Department of Environmental Protection's letter to United States Fish and Wildlife Service opposing any further reduction of Apalachicola River flow based on the triggers proposed by the United States Army Corps of Engineer's outline in the November 21, 2007 letter.

November 21, 2007 [PDF - 93 KB] – United States Army Corps of Engineers’ letter to  United States Fish and Wildlife proposing to reduce flows from 4,750 cfs to 4,500 cfs.

November 13, 2007 [PDF - 24 KB] - Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition’s letter to United States Fish and Wildlife regarding concerns over the reduction in flows proposed to the Fish and Wildlife Service by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

November 8, 2007 [PDF - 1.01 MB] – DEP Secretary Michael Sole's letter to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding ESA Section 7 Consultation on the Proposed "Exceptional Drought Operations."

November 8, 2007 [PDF - 49 KB] – Apalachicola Riverkeeper’s letter to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service regarding concerns over the reduction in flows proposed to the Fish and Wildlife Service by the Corps of Engineers.

November 7, 2007 [PDF - 2.6 MB] – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s letter to United States Fish and Wildlife Service regarding data taken from the Apalachicola River.

November 1, 2007 [PDF - 533 KB] - United States Army Corps of Engineers’ letter to United States Fish and Wildlife Service requesting formal consultation regarding the Endangered Species Act, drought contingency management plans for the ACF Basin and the associated releases from Jim Woodruff Dam to the Apalachicola River.

October 26, 2007 [PDF - 64 KB] – Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition’s letter commending Governor Charlie Crist for his leadership in the growing dispute over the State of Georgia’s effort to restrict releases of water into rivers that empty into the Apalachicola Bay estuary and Gulf of Mexico.

October 24, 2007 [PDF - 70 KB] – Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s letter to President George W. Bush expressing Florida’s strong opposition to the proposal by Georgia to suspend, indefinitely, the operating rules for the reservoirs on the Chattahoochee River.

October 17, 2007 [PDF - 418 KB] – Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s letter to United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding Georgia’s request for an immediate alteration of Interim Operation Plan releases.

October 12, 2007 [PDF - 1.4 MB] – Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ letter to United States Army Corps of Engineers to request an immediate alteration of Interim Operation Plan releases.

Last updated: January 17, 2012

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