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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Guaranteed to leak

Published June 6, 2008
Florida just can't seem to catch a fair break in its long-running effort to be treated as an equal partner with Georgia and Alabama in a long-sought tri-state water agreement affecting the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.

For most of the past 20 years, Georgia has held the upper hand in what is supposed to be a water sharing plan.

Besides the fundamental unfairness of that arrangement, the inequity and adverse environmental effects have been exacerbated by the fact that the Peach State has done a rotten job of managing its own water resources to meet the demands of rapid growth in metropolitan Atlanta. As a result, Georgia's failure to conserve, particularly when there is drought, produces negative consequences beyond its own borders.
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