3 Governors at Drought Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Leaders of the three states say they made progress in their bitter feud over water rights. The meeting included the heads of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior, which have final say over how low river flows will be allowed to go.

Gov. Crist says keeping a steady flow of water into the Apalachicola River is essential to the area's fishermen and oyster harvesters.

The proposed plan will be turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which promises a ruling in two weeks. It includes decreasing the minimum flow of water into the rivers. That will be reached in several stages to examine its effect on both the river and wildlife.

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