The U.S. Supreme Court stated that it will hear a case over water rights between Georgia and Florida on Tuesday.

The feud over water rights has gone since 1990.

Florida states it has rights to an equitable apportionment of water from the Apalachicola – Chattahoochee – Flint River Basin. This river basin covers most of western Georgia, eastern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

 

Florida filed an injunction which argues that Georgia should allow adequate flow of freshwater into the Florida Panhandle.

The court has consistently sided with Georgia on the water dispute.

Both Florida and Alabama have argued that Georgia takes more than its fair share from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, posing a threat to the ecological system and harming the livelihoods of their residents.

Most of the river basin resides within the state of Georgia and provides most of the Atlanta Metro area with freshwater.

 

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Jeremy Spencer is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden  and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus will be local news, statewide education issues, and political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as a education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns.

Jeremy grew up in rural Southern Georgia and he has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, and a state education official.  Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. He and his wife have lived in Camden County for 16 years and they have two teenage children. Jeremy and his family attend Christ Church Camden in Kingsland, GA.

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