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Judge to Get Update in Ala., Ga. Water Dispute

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Lawyers will update a federal judge on the status of negotiations in a water dispute between Alabama and Georgia.

Both states fighting over water rights in the Alabama, Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers must give U.S. District Court Judge Karon Bowdre a summary Friday of any significant progress in their negotiations to resolve the dispute.

In June, lawyers for Alabama said the state wanted to proceed with a lawsuit challenging Georgia's use of water in a watershed affecting both states.

Georgia wanted the judge to continue her court-ordered pause in the proceedings so both sides could keep talking.

Alabama filed a lawsuit in 1990 arguing that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has improperly allowed Georgia to take too much water from the rivers and said it harmed Alabama communities downstream.


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