Water wars – Georgia vs Tennessee

The water wars aren’t just in the American West. Georgia is trying to grab water from Tennessee by changing their border so it would include a tiny sliver of the Tennessee River.

The Georgia Senate has passed a resolution that would move the state’s border with Tennessee in order to claim water from the Tennessee River.

Georgia claims that the border is in the wrong place, and should be a mile north of where it actually is. That would put a tiny piece of the river in Georgia, making the water available to the state. Their proposal is to accept once and for all the “wrong” border, allowing Tennessee to keep most of that territory, in exchange for Georgia getting about 1½ acres that includes the tiny piece of river.

No threats of war have been made, but the jokes are obvious.