States to talk about water

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ATLANTA -– Members of Georgia's congressional delegation have invited their counterparts from Alabama and Florida to a discussion on how to resolve the tri-state water dispute.

Reps. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, and John Lewis, D-Atlanta, have invited Alabama's seven House members and Florida's 25 House members to a meeting with the Georgia delegation Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the water dispute.

A federal judge in July ruled that metro Atlanta is not authorized to take water from Lake Lanier. Under Judge Paul Magnuson's ruling, Georgia, Florida and Alabama have three years to work out a water-sharing arrangement or Atlanta's allocation of water from the lake reverts to 1970s levels.

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