Over 50 Governing Board members and their proxies met for a day and a half meeting to hear reports from committees and to approve far reaching motions related to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint watershed.
The motions approved were:
- Authorization to proceed with Phase 1 tasks of a Sustainable Water Management Plan project. Contract negotiations will begin with Black & Veatch for modeling and consensus building for alternative water management plans and with Atkins for an instream flow assessment. This is subject to final approval by the Governing Board when contract details have been developed.
- Authorized the Executive Committee to consider a proposal from a consortium of universities consisting of the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Florida State University and Auburn University related to institutional structures to manage the ACF Basin.
- Approved the formation of a work group to further evaluate the role the ACF Stakeholders should take in recommending a study of the federal reservoir’s full pool action zones.
- Received comments from the USACE regarding the status of the Water Control Manual and their actions regarding the recent 11th Circuit decision.
- Received a report from the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute on water usage Best Management Practices survey. Work is ongoing with a final report to be available for the December Governing Board meeting.
The next meeting is scheduled for December 8 and 9 in the Flint sub-basin. Location and agenda will be posted on the organization’s website, www.acfstakeholders.org