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High Court Declines Georgia Motion Water Wars Case

The court's decision Monday raises fundamental questions about
Georgia's rights to Lake Lanier, a massive federal reservoir
outside Atlanta.

It could also play a key role in deciding the long-running water wars among Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

The case involves a 2003 water-sharing agreement with the Army
Corps of Engineers that would have allowed Georgia to take far more
water from Lanier for drinking water.

Florida and Alabama contested the pact.

A lower court agreed, saying the Corps didn't have authority to use the lake for that reason.
Georgia had appealed to the Supreme Court for another review.


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