Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

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    For three decades, Florida and Georgia have been entangled in a legal battle over the Apalachicola Basin, with Florida claiming it is not getting a fair usage of the water supply.

    As a result, officials in the Sunshine State want to put a cap on Georgia’s water usage, a cap that could potentially harm their farming industry.

    Last month a federal judge ruled in Georgia’s favor — and now the battle is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

    I love water disputes. They suck but they are a gentle reminder that we have states and there are other things that are going on in the world.
     
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    Water wars, they're not just for the western states anymore.
     
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    It has ruined the oyster industry in Apilachicola bay. Used to produce the finest oysters in the world. The water that ran from Lake Lanier into the river feeding the bay has been cut off. Hurricane Michael finished the job.


     
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