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Tri-state Compact Water is becoming a hard-to-find resource in the southeastern states of Georgia Florida and Alabama The Chattahoochee River is one of the usable water supplies for the three states and it has now become a such a problem as to sharing the water that a compact was reached in 1997 The compact that was signed by President Clinton involving the Chattahoochee River is called the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers ACF Act This compact was signed to eventually create the ACF Commissions which is the group delegated to sort out the issues between Georgia Alabama and Florida concerning the water supply of the three states These issues need to be sorted out soon for the situation is getting worse as the population in the city of Atlanta grows The Chattahoochee is constantly being polluted by the growing population of the city of Atlanta The city is faced with the problem of using the water without polluting too much of it for the cities that are using it downstream Alabama is mad because they are getting all the pollution from Atlanta and Florida is mad because they are getting it from two states Water itself is not a scarce resource in the three states but usable water is The problem became evident during the droughts in the 1980s Even though measures have been taken to try and limit the use of the water basins around Atlanta the continued growth of population makes the task almost impossible Research by the Committee has been underway since the beginning They have been working with such organizations as the Environmental Protection Agency the US Geological Survey the US Fish and Wildlife Service the National Park Service and Southeastern Power Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The ACF Committees for each state of Georgia Alabama and Florida are each researching and
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