Jason Tereska / WFSU News

The decline of the Apalachicola Bay has long been blamed on increased water use upstream—in Georgia. Critics also blame the Army Corps of Engineers for holding water in Lakes Lanier and Seminole—not letting enough run downstream to feed the Apalachicola Bay. But not everyone believes the Bay’s problems are entirely the fault of water management policies.

Jason Tereska / WFSU News

An hour and a half’s drive southwest of Tallahassee is the port city of Apalachicola. The 200-year-old town is home to a dominant industry: seafood. And in that industry, the oyster is king. But over the past 10 years, it’s gotten hard to make a living on the oyster and the bay.

graham.house.gov / https://graham.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-gwen-graham-rallies-florida-delegation-save-apalachicola-bay

The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing new regulations for the Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-Flint River but 22 Florida Congressional Delegation members drafted a letter to the Corps, highlighting their concerns for the Apalachicola Bay.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park in High Springs, Fla.
Visit Florida

A Florida water agency has a new budget of $55 million. The Northwest Florida Water Management District supervises water use and protection in the Florida Panhandle.

FL Gov. Rick Scott
The Florida Channel

State Cabinet officials approved Florida Forever’s annual work plan Tuesday.  It includes several dozen plots of environmentally sensitive land.