Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley met on the Savannah River on Wednesday. The two executives and a host of officials from both states met to discuss water issues. But the only agreement to come from the meeting concerns drought.
Jasper County officials are threatening to take over the Jasper Ocean Terminal project. They complain that the effort, overseen jointly by Georgia and South Carolina, is mired in never-ending studies. South Carolina officials say progress is being made.
The massive lawsuit blocking Georgia's proposed deepening of Savannah's harbor will come to an end June 10th. Court documents filed today show a federal judge in South Carolina has scheduled that date for a settlement hearing in the case. Environmental groups and South Carolina agencies had sought to stop the deepening project over water quality concerns.
The Army Corps of Engineers says it will release more water from Lake Lanier and West Point Lake because of drought conditions in Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Weather forecasts aren't predicting rain in the region over the next two weeks, and more water is needed at Lake Seminole and Walter F. George.