Alabama, Georgia, Florida Face off in Water Wars
By Associated Press
Jacksonville, FL – The states of Florida and Alabama are meeting Georgia in federal court in Jacksonville over the allocation of water from Lake Lanier, which is the city of Atlanta's water supply.
U.S. District Judge Paul Manguson will hear arguments Monday from the three states over the legality of the water supply allocations from Lake Lanier by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Florida and Alabama are both downstream from Lake Lanier and would like to see the amount of water released from the hydroelectric dam increase.
Seven lawsuits on the water issue have been consolidated and no quick decisions are expected. The case has been going on for almost two decades.