Atlanta does.

The court threw out a 2009 ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson, who had found it was illegal for the Corps of Engineers to draw water from Lake Lanier to meet the needs of 3 million metro residents. In its decision Tuesday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that one of the purposes of the man-made reservoir about 45 miles upstream of Atlanta was to supply water to the metro region.

Now we don’t have to worry about Florida and Alabama and their “industries”. Until next year when the U.S. Corps of Engineers must make a decision on how to share water between the three states. (Simple solution: keep in Georgia. Problem solved.)

This issue has been litigated for more than 20 years.



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