Posts tagged "Water Wars"

“World Water Day” panel looks at tri-state water war

March 22nd, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on ““World Water Day” panel looks at tri-state water war”

The City of Gainesville, in conjunction with Brenau University’s Sustainability Task Force, hosted a panel discussion Tuesday afternoon entitled “Tri-State Water Wars” as part of the annual World Water Day observance. The panel was comprised of representatives from area governments and others concerned about water-related issues. The event was held at Brenau’s Thurmond McRae Auditorium. World Water Day started in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

Task Force Tackles State’s Water Supply

March 21st, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Task Force Tackles State’s Water Supply”

A state task force formed to find new water sources met for the first time Monday. Georgia is under pressure to expand its water options. Gov. Nathan Deal created the task force in January because the state could lose access to Lake Lanier next year. That federal ruling came after Florida and Alabama argued Georgia is taking too much water from the federal reservoir.

Water wars panel discussion lets you ask the experts -Event at Brenau University is free to attend

March 21st, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Water wars panel discussion lets you ask the experts -Event at Brenau University is free to attend”

Gov. Nathan Deal continues to negotiate with Alabama and Florida over the decadeslong water wars, and Gainesville and Brenau University officials are hosting a panel discussion today on recent updates.

Gwinnett urges action on water supply

March 15th, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Gwinnett urges action on water supply”

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved two resolutions today urging the U.S. Congress to clarify the use of Lake Lanier for public water supply and recreational purposes and to raise the lake’s full pool elevation.

Judges appear disinclined to let water ruling stand

March 9th, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Judges appear disinclined to let water ruling stand”

A panel of judges on Wednesday appeared disinclined to let stand a ruling in the tri-state water dispute that, should it come to pass, could have catastrophic consequences for the metro region. The judges for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals indicated they wanted to send the case back and order the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates Buford Dam, to make a final determination of how much water from Lake Lanier can be used to meet metro Atlanta’s needs.

Ga. asks appeals court to overturn water ruling

March 9th, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Ga. asks appeals court to overturn water ruling”

A long-running dispute threatening metro Atlanta’s main water supply for 3 million people went before appellate judges Wednesday who suggested they could revise or overturn a looming order that would severely restrict the city’s use of water from Lake Lanier.

Lanier’s future as drinking source up to appeals court

March 9th, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Lanier’s future as drinking source up to appeals court”

The fate of Lake Lanier as the primary water source for metro Atlanta, including Gainesville, is now in the hands of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. But at least one observer to a three-hour hearing on the matter Wednesday, Lake Lanier Association attorney Clyde Morris, said he feels “cautiously optimistic” the three-judge panel will rule in Georgia’s favor, based on some of its questions and banter with attorneys.

Showdown over water rights Wednesday at 11th Circuit

March 8th, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Showdown over water rights Wednesday at 11th Circuit”

The state of Georgia has its chance Wednesday to ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta to overturn a crushing ruling that said the metro area cannot rely on Lake Lanier to meet most of its water needs.

‘Most important case’ for Georgia in decades

March 6th, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “‘Most important case’ for Georgia in decades”

As far as legal arguments go, the stakes don’t get much higher: water supply for more than 3 million people in metro Atlanta.

Lake advocacy group keeping an eye on court case

February 21st, 2011 Posted by Water Quantity 0 comments on “Lake advocacy group keeping an eye on court case”

Lake Lanier Association, formed to help protect and advocate for the North Georgia reservoir, has March 9 circled in red on its calendar. That’s when the state of Georgia formally asks the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson’s July 2009 ruling that water supply was not an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

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