Apalachicola's Reaction To the Special Master Water Wars Recommendation
"Georgia's continual argument that it was not reduced water flows down the ACF system that caused the destruction of oysters in Apalachicola Bay--was rejected, primarily based on the testimony of Apalachicola's Tommy Ward. The Special Masters conclusion that there was no remedy shown by clear and convincing evidence to restore that fresh water flow to Apalachicola certainly needs to be scrutinized. This is especially true in light of the Corps of Engineers position in prior water litigation with them that it is the water coming into the reservoirs that governs the flow down to Apalachicola--not the decisions of the Corps. Finally, it has to be remembered that in building and establishing these upstream reservoirs and dams, it was represented and promised to the people of Florida and particularly Apalachicola--that there was not going to be any significant reduction of water flow particularly during drought seasons as the sole congressional purposes were for navigation, flood control, and hydro-power. The bottom line is that the fresh water flow, particularly during times of drought, is gone or severely reduced and we in Apalachicola are running out of places to go to in order to get it restored--Corps of Engineers??---Georgia?? The fresh water flow is dramatically reduced so it would seem logical that the burden should be on Georgia and The Corps to restore it."
~ Apalachicola Mayor Van W. Johnson
Tree Trimming Begins
Duke Energy will begin a tree trimming operation and power pole relocation project after January 17. Click here to download the proposed work area and scope of work proposed. If you have questions, please contact Wilbur Bellew at 850-653-1522 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Apalachicola will be closing a portion of 24th Avenue and Bobby Cato Street for utility maintenance of a sewer lift station located at the intersection of Bobby Cato Street and 24th Avenue. The dates that this will be effective are Monday, February 13th thru the end of the day on February 22. The locations where traffic will be diverted will be the following intersections: 24th Avenue at Cornelius Riser Street, 24th Avenue at Timothy Simmons Street, Bobby Cato Street at 25th Avenue and Bobby Cato Street at 17th Street/Timothy Simmons Street. Any traffic traveling on 24th Avenue or Bobby Cato Street will need to detour at these intersections and use 25th Avenue or Timothy Simmons/17th Street to get around the closed area. For a map of the closures click here