ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's task force on water issues has met to discuss proposals to ensure that metro Atlanta has sufficient water to meet future needs.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the task force is expected to consider such strategies as tapping rivers and reservoirs outside the Chattahoochee River basin.
High on the list is Walton County's proposed Hard Labor Creek regional reservoir, which dams the Apalachee River.
By the end of the year, the panel will give Perdue a list of possible legislative remedies designed to bolster the region's water supply.
A federal judge ruled in July that metro Atlanta illegally taps Lake Lanier and gave Georgia three years to get Congress to approve a plan for distributing Chattahoochee River water among Georgia, Alabama and Florida.