Multi-year Drought in Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Vaughan, Memphis, Jr.
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A multi-year drought has existed in the southeastern United States and has been particularly extreme in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River basin. Drought conditions have caused major impacts to navigation, recreation, water supply, hydropower and water quality in the basin. The drought that began in late 1998 and extended into 2001 has further highlighted the importance of water resource management among the three states, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida and the Corps of Engineers that may impact long-term decisions'in the region. The Corps of Engineers has utilized lessons learned during the 80's droughts to manage the resources in the basin during the current drought.