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Southeast AgNet: Georgia Fires Back at Florida in Water War

Almost everyone in the Southeast knows that Georgia and Florida have been fighting a legal battle for many years now about the amount of water that should flow from Georgia to Florida into Apalachicola Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, the so-called “Water War.” It’s gone all the way to the Supreme Court and then handed off to a “Special Master” for more analysis before it heads back to the Supreme Court for eventual ultimate judgment. One of the issues related to the case is the impact of restricted water flow on the oyster fisheries in the Bay, which I mentioned in my previous story. The special master and the justices need to consider the impacts of both water use by agriculture and Atlanta and the impact of recent droughts in the region, which naturally restrict the flow of water into the Gulf. Southeast AgNet has an update on what is happening in the lawsuit at