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Why there's no end in sight for water fight after Supreme Court ruling
Georgia miffed, Florida elated while a solution now seems a long way off
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The beach at Keith's Bridge Park Park in Gainesville, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, after the Army Corps of Engineers closed it due to high water levels. - photo by David Barnes
Supreme Court justices say there are five questions left to answer in the water war between Georgia and Florida, and one side is already declaring victory. In its 5-4 decision released on Wednesday, June 27, the Supreme Court returned the case to its special master, the attorney who has adjudicated most of the case between the two states. That gives Florida another chance to make its case that Georgia water use has caused harm to Florida residents and that a court-ordered consumption cap in the Peach State is the solution.