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A U.S. District judge recently ruled that Atlanta is not authorized to withdraw water from Lake Lanier, which it has been doing since 1989 when Atlanta’s population boomed. The withdraws have caused water shortages in Alabama and Florida, resulting in a bitter tri-state water war. The ruling judge gave the three states three years to negotiate a congressionally approved compromise, otherwise Buford Dam must start releasing water at 1970’s levels. The ruling is seen as a wake up call for Atlanta, which currently has an unsustainable water management plan that leaves Alabama and Florida “high and dry.” 

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