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Water-Sharing Dispute Back in Court

By Alabama Public Radio

Miami, AL – A water-sharing dispute is back in court, this time in a U-S appeals court in Miami. It involves Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Georgia and the U-S Army Corps of Engineers say a federal judge in Alabama should not have blocked an agreement between the two on using Lake Lanier to supply water to Atlanta. But Alabama and Florida representatives agree with the judge's decision. They say the arrangement between Georgia and the Corps violates a 1990 court ruling. That ruling has governed water-sharing issues among the three states since then.

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