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