Conservation News

Army Corps gives input in Florida-Georiga water war

TALLAHASSEE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a key player in Florida’s decades-old legal fight with Georgia over water flow in the Apalachicola River, has weighed into the pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court.The federal agency’s comments, which were filed in a brief Monday, are important because a special master has recommended that Florida’s claim for relief be denied because the Corps, which controls water flow through the region in a series of dams and reservoirs, was not

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LSGCD keeps blame on Conroe for financial woes, raises rate – The Courier

The rate hike comes as the district struggles with a budget deficit it mostly blames on mounting legal expenses in an ongoing legal battle with Conroe.LSGCD posted a net loss of $778,621 in 2016, a loss it blames on rising legal costs from the Conroe lawsuit, as well as a reduction in water usage.During Tuesday’s meeting, board members heard the district has posted a net loss so far this year of $119,373 — even as the board moves to cut thousands of dollars from its budget, including community education and outreach programs, cable television advertising and other items.groundwater production.

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