Agreement Close on Georgia, Alabama, Florida Water Talks

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Alabama and Florida have argued that Georgia takes too much water from a river basin that flows into its neighbor states. Florida needs it to keep the oysters healthy in Apalachicola Bay in Florida.

The governors of the three states are going over an outline of a final agreement how to share water from three rivers flowing through their states.

The three states have been arguing for more than a decade over the water rights in Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. They are nearing agreement on a plan on how to allocate water from the basin over the next four decades.

Governor Jeb Bush and the governors of Alabama and Georgia hope to have a final agreement drafted by the end of August.