Water wars don’t only happen in the Southwest

The battleground. Lake Lanier in Georgia
The battleground. Lake Lanier in Georgia

Last week a federal judge ruled that Atlanta has three years to stop taking water from Lake Lanier. That’s bad for Atlanta (devastating even) but good news for the Alabama and Florida, downstream states.

The coming “negotiations” between the three states will no doubt be every bit as brass-knuckle as any water war in the Southwest has ever been.