Florida got hit Tuesday with the latest bill in its “water war” legal battle with Georgia. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered that the two states split a $213,547 tab for the work of court-appointed Special Master Ralph Lancaster from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Florida filed a lawsuit in 2013 alleging that Georgia is using too much water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, damaging Apalachicola Bay in Franklin County. Lancaster last week recommended to the Supreme Court that Florida be denied relief, dealing a major blow to the state’s case. House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, has criticized the amounts of fees Florida has paid to outside law firms to pursue the case. Through November, Florida had paid out more than $35 million to four law firms involved in the case during the past two fiscal years, according to data collected by the House. Since 2001, Florida has paid out $72 million in legal fees for the current case and previous litigation, the House data shows.