Georgia's state government is considering investing in a reservoir that could send water downstream during dry spells into a lake at the center of a three-state dispute. Gov. Nathan Deal's administration is weighing a request from Hall County to invest $14.6 million in the Glades Reservoir.
Both states fighting over water rights in the Alabama, Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers must give U.S. District Court Judge Karon Bowdre a summary Friday of any significant progress in their negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Georgia's next governor will have to pick up where Sonny Perdue leaves off in water war negotiations. But according to a poll, voters aren't much considering water resources in their decisions in the upcoming gubernatorial election. The poll says, just 1% of Georgia voters are considering water issues as a voting priority for November.