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Florida Loses Again in High Court Water Fight with Georgia (1)

Dec. 12, 2019, 8:08 PMUpdated: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:42 PM

Florida’s oyster industry troubles aren’t proved to be caused by upstream Georgia’s water usage, and so Florida’s petition for the Supreme Court to limit Georgia should be denied, wrote a federal judge appointed to oversee the case.

The judge’s Dec. 11 action is the latest decision in a long-running dispute over water supplies in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which provides water to metro Atlanta and south Georgia farmland on its way to the Florida panhandle and the Gulf of Mexico.

The dispute has pitted Florida conservation groups and the oyster industry — who say the Apalachicola Bay is suffering ...

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