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The ACF Stakeholders, Inc. was established in 2009 when a private group of citizens and organizations from three states convened to develop a water-sharing plan. Broad stakeholder perspectives and geographies, from the foothills of the Appalachians to Apalachicola Bay, make the ACF Stakeholders unique. In 2015, ACFS approved, by consensus, a Sustainable Water Management Plan by the standard “Can you live with it?” – the first comprehensive water management plan for the entire Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin. Now, more than ever, the plan can provide a roadmap to collaboration with the three basin states and federal agencies.


The Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers are critical to Alabama, Florida and Georgia for diverse reasons – from industry to recreation, drinking water to agriculture, navigation, and freshwater flows for environmental and biological needs. These uses, and many more, are the foundation for the interest categories each ACFS Governing Board member represents. These diverse viewpoints have continued to come together for over ten years to improve the watershed for all. Today, the ACF Stakeholders, Inc. are developing cutting-edge drought management information with NOAA, Auburn University, and other state and federal partners.

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