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Florida Oyster Harvest Suffers As Drought Intensifies Water Battle with Georgia and Alabama

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The drought that set upon the United States this year has tightened a three-state tug-of-war over fresh water, affecting marine life and a valuable fishing economy downstream in the Deep South's Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, the most biodiverse river system in North America.
Spider lilies fill the banks of the upper Flint River, near Thomaston, Georgia. Alabama and Florida also share the river basin, which the three states have quarreled over for more than two decades.

Lessons Learned? How Drought Has Shaped Water Policy in Georgia

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Just as it was five years ago, a record-breaking drought is evident…

Reporting From Apalachicola, Florida: A Thousand Straws Stress River Basin

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Reporter Codi Yeager visits the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, where a severe drought is putting pressure on vital freshwater supplies for farms, cities, industries, and ecosystems in three Southeast states.

The Stream, June 30: Water Highs and Lows in the U.S.

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Georgia officials are smiling after Tuesday’s verdict from…

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.

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.

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

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

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…

Atlanta's Lake Lanier at near-record low July 4

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ATLANTA-With the water level at Lake Lanier verging on a record…