Environmental Groups Map Course to Settle State’s Water Wars

July 16, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — A consortium of Georgia environmental groups announced Thursday a strategy they say will help the next governor settle a 20-year battle with Florida and Alabama over the state’s water resources.  Members of the Upper Chattahoochee, Flint and Coosa Riverkeeper organizations called on the state’s gubernatorial candidates to change course and get the issue resolved before metro Atlanta loses its primary source of water. Georgia is under a court mandate to either reach an agreement over downstream flows with its two neighbors or lose access to Lake Lanier as major water source.

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