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Water group to keep study secret until final plan OKd
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Not wanting to get caught in the middle of legal wrangling between Georgia and Florida, a private tri-state water group has decided to clamp down on information in an ongoing water-sharing study. “Our data was starting to become valuable,” said James N. McClatchey, chairman of the ACF Stakeholders’ governing board. The group, which consists of people with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, voted last week in a meeting at Lake Blackshear near Cordele “to adopt (certain) procedures to keep our information confidential until we release it as part of an overall plan,” said McClatchey, who represents the Upper Chattahoochee subbasin.