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Judge rejects Georgias motion to dismiss water wars case
Latest suit alleges states water withdrawals are harming Fla. seafood industry
Lake Lanier is part of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been fighting over for decades. The latest court case was filed by Florida against Georgia, alleging Georgia's withdrawals are harming the seafood industry in Apalachicola Bay.
A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgia based its motion on what it deemed as Florida’s failure to include the U.S. as a party. “Georgia ... has not carried its burden to demonstrate that dismissal is appropriate,” Ralph I. Lancaster said in an order filed Friday.