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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 2:14pm

Perdue Wants New Water Talk Date

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked his counterparts in Alabama and Florida for more talks meant to end a long-running dispute over water usage.

Perdue sent a letter earlier this month asking Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley to continue negotiations meant to resolve lawsuits between the states over water usage.

The governors last met in December in Alabama, but their staffs have continued talking since then.

Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley says no dates for future talks between the governors have been set.

Crist responded to the letter by saying state negotiating teams should meet again to finalize proposals that the governors can review.

A federal judge has threatened to severely curtail Atlanta's water supply in 2012 unless the governors reach an agreement.

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