Water Wars

Georgia officials have filed a formal notice indicating they will appeal a federal ruling that could restrict Atlanta from it's main water supply.

Georgia governor Sonny Perdue said a formal appeal could come by the end of the year.
the judge's July ruling set a 3-year deadline for congress to approve a deal over water rights involving Lake Lanier.

That's the massive federal reservoir that supplies more than 3-million metro Alanta residents.

It was the latest wrinkle in a long-running battle over federal water rights involving Georgia, Alabama, and Florida

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  • by Greg Location: Dothan on Sep 18, 2009 at 07:05 AM
    Georgia's appeal will do nothing more than prolong the inevitable. In the seventeen years since this dispute began Atlanta has done nothing to address their reliance on water from Lake Lanier. With no real legal ground to stand on, Georgia has been reduced to the argument that it should have a right to the water becuause it needs it more. Unfortunately the need was created by irresponsible growth.
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