Three Year Deadline to Find New Water for Georgia

The drama over water between Florida, Alabama and Georgia is heating up, as a U.S. District Court ruled recently that Georgia's withdrawals from Lake Lanier are illegal. It's going to have to find a new source of water -- and inter-state cooperation.

Officials in Florida and Alabama have applauded the ruling, but Georgia officials are worried about a looming three-year deadline that could cut off water supplies from the reservoir.

"Experts say they doubt a recent federal court ruling will shut the taps off, but it does put Georgia in a weak position and could finally push the three states back to the negotiating table after nearly two decades of stalemate."

Full Story: 3-year countdown begins for Atlanta's water future

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