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  1. References
  2. Notes
  • 1
    An excellent overview of the physical and social conditions of the ACF and Apalachicola Bay is found in the Corps’ 1998 environmental impact statement (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1998), upon which the discussion in this text is largely based.
  • 2
    Alabama v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, No. CV 90-BE-1331-E (N.D. Ala.).
  • 3
    Georgia v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, No. 2:01-CV-0026-RWS (N.D. Ga.).
  • 4
    Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, No. 1:00CV02975 (D.D.C.).
  • 5
    Pub. L. 105-104.
  • 6
    The author has in previous work provided a more extensive legal analysis of the application of the Supreme Court's water allocation jurisprudence to the ACF controversy (Ruhl 2003), upon which the discussion in the text is largely based.
  • 7
    Kansas v. Colorado, 206 U.S. 46 (1907).
  • 8
    462 U.S. 1017, 1020-27 (1983).
  • 9
    Missouri v. Illinois, 200 U.S. 496, 521 (1906).
  • 10
    325 U.S. 589, 618 (1945).
  • 11
    462 U.S. at 1024.
  • 12
    283 U.S. 336, 345-48.
  • 13
    PUD No. 1 v. Washington Dep't of Ecology, 511 U.S. 700, 701 (1994) (As the Court explained, “Petitioners’ assertion that the [Clean Water] Act is only concerned with water quality, not quantity, makes an artificial distinction, since a sufficient lowering of quantity could destroy all of a river's designated uses, and since the Act recognizes that reduced stream flow can constitute water pollution.”).