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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 3:14am

Perdue To Talk Water In Columbus Today, Albany Thursday

Columbus today will host the first of back-to-back meetings on water issues led by Governor Sonny Perdue.

He’ll be in the west Georgia city this morning to update local officials and others on the latest as Georgia’s fight over water with neighboring states.

Perdue's update will be to stakeholders along the Chattahoochee-Flint River basin--including business people, local officials, elected leaders, agriculture representatives and board members of regional water councils.

It was last month a federal judge’s ruling said Georgia has few legal rights to Lake Lanier—which serves as the main water supply for metro Atlanta. Perdue says he’s making the stops in Columbus today and Albany Thursday to make sure others outside north Georgia with stakes in the matter of water rights are kept up-to-speed.

GPB will be in Columbus this morning for the Governor’s stop. Stay with us for updates on GPB News.