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Georgia – Florida water wars to be heard again in U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court stated that it will hear a case over water rights between Georgia and Florida on Tuesday.

The feud over water rights has gone since 1990.

Florida states it has rights to an equitable apportionment of water from the Apalachicola – Chattahoochee – Flint River Basin. This river basin covers most of western Georgia, eastern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

 

Florida filed an injunction which argues that Georgia should allow adequate flow of freshwater into the Florida Panhandle.

The court has consistently sided with Georgia on the water dispute.

Both Florida and Alabama have argued that Georgia takes more than its fair share from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, posing a threat to the ecological system and harming the livelihoods of their residents.

Most of the river basin resides within the state of Georgia and provides most of the Atlanta Metro area with freshwater.