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Decades-Long Water War Amongst Southern States May Be Near an End

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A recent meeting by the governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida may help break a long-running dispute over how much water the Atlanta region can use and the source for that water.

Stakeholders Create Organization to Resolve Southern US Water Conflict

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Members from Alabama, Florida and Georgia hope that grassroots negotiations will spur a resolution from higher levels of government over Lake Lanier. Environmental groups, business organizations and power companies have united to form the ACF Stakeholders, a forum for discussing ways to resolve the 20-year impasse over the use of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

Georgia Running Out of Time To Meet 2012 Water Deadline

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Lake Lanier 2012 Deadline LoomsMetro Atlanta’s water supply will be drastically cut if no solutions are found. A state water panel has determined that Georgia does not have the time or money to meet a 2012 deadline for finding new water sources for metro Atlanta.

Peter Gleick: Population and Water

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Population discussions raise lots of hackles. And they bring the crazies out of the woodwork like termites when the Orkin Man appears.

Water Issues Dividing and Challenging the U.S.

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With floods across the Midwest, droughts along the Southwest, and legal skirmishes in the West and South—water issues are dividing the United States and challenging its citizens like never before. As first reported by Circle of Blue in July 2008, increasing competition for diminishing water supplies is driving the United States into an era of water scarcity.

Alabama, Florida and Georgia: A Tri-State Tug-of-War for Lake Lanier

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Congress solidifies a federal judge's ruling to settle a 20-year-old dispute.

Federal Judge Declares Atlanta Water Withdrawals Illegal

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lanier According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a federal judge has given Georgia three years to stop withdrawing water from a federal reservoir.

Peter Gleick: An Eastern Judge Points the Way to Solving Western Water Problems

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chattahoochee A District Court judge in the southeastern United States has just described our water problems with stunning clarity.

Northern Alabama Celebrates End of Drought

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As heavy rain blurs the vision of the common passerby, the U.S.…

Water conservation is water conservation, except when it isn't

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In the ongoing water wars between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama,…

Sewer Insolvency: Possible Alabama bankruptcy filing largest in history

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Jefferson, the state's most populous…

Thirsty Atlanta to Battle Southeast States over Lake Lanier Water Supply

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For nearly twenty years Florida and Alabama have turned a critical…