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Florida Georgia Water Battle to Supreme Court Monday

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

water battleThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday (1-8-18) in a long-running water battle between Florida and Georgia.

The crux of the issue: Florida contends that Georgia is siphoning too much water in northern parts of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, damaging the Apalachicola River and the oyster industry in Franklin County’s Apalachicola Bay.

But a special master appointed by the Supreme Court recommended that Florida should be denied relief.

Georgia has argued that limits on its water use would undermine the state’s economy, including the growth of the Atlanta area and the agriculture industry in Southeast Georgia.

by News Service of Florida