Water Sharing Dispute Heads to Washington DC
By Associated Press
Atlanta GA – Officials in Georgia will focus their pleas for help on Washington D-C as they try and figure out what to do following a devastating court ruling against the state in a 20-year water sharing with Alabama and Florida. The ruling gave the states 3 more years to find a way to share water from the federal reservoir at Lake Lanier, which Georgia had appropriated as a major water supply for metro-Atlanta. The ruling says the reservoir cannot be used in that manner, siding with claims from Alabama and Florida. Congressmen from the three states have doubts a solution can be found in Washington, and that puts most of the pressure on the states' three Republican Governors.