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U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Florida-Georgia Water War Case

WUSF Public Media - WUSF 89.7 | By The News Service of Florida on February 22, 2021

Florida contends that Georgia's water use has caused damage to the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay’s signature oyster industry.

In the latest chapter in years of battling between Florida and Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a dispute about divvying up water in a river system shared by the states.

Florida filed a lawsuit in 2013 arguing that Georgia is using too much water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, which starts in northern Georgia and ends in Apalachicola Bay in Franklin County. Florida contends that the situation has caused damage to the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay’s signature oyster industry.

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