A water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia over metro Atlanta's water use has spilled into Congress. A bill allowing the government to construct and manage river and harbor projects included a rule that could have threatened north Georgia's ability to take water from Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona.
The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss part of Alabama’s lawsuit over Lake Allatoona. Georgia’s lawyers argue an appeals court decision over Lake Lanier earlier this week renders the Allatoona claims obsolete.
Georgia’s ongoing water tussle with Alabama is in the hands of a federal judge. The states have filed their updates on negotiations over Lake Allatoona, northwest of Atlanta. It’s a lesser-known lawsuit that’s been overshadowed by the dispute over Lake Lanier.
A billion-dollar sports complex is set to break ground near Lake Allatoona this spring. The 1,400-acre parcel is under contract, and the permitting and zoning processes are under way. Despite the hefty price tag and lingering recession, developers think such an expensive project will be a success. The Lake Point Sporting Community and Town Center could break ground as early as April along 3 miles of Interstate 75 in Bartow County.