Georgia Gov. Perdue Drops Legal Challenge in Water Fight

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has dropped legal action against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Perdue said the recent intervention by the Bush administration limiting how much water can be released from Lake Lanier has made him optimistic the issue can be resolved outside of the courtroom.

The motion for a temporary injunction had been filed Oct. 19 in the Middle District of Georgia.

A hearing had been scheduled for later this month. Perdue said the state could renew its legal fight if the cooperation again fails in Georgia's water battle with Florida and Alabama.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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