Water is released into the Chattahoochee River from Lake Lanier at Buford Dam on Friday in Buford, Ga. A normally routine bill allowing the government to construct and manage river and harbor projects included a rule that could have threatened metro Atlanta's ability to take water from Lake Lanier on the Chattahoochee River.
Water is released into the Chattahoochee River from Lake Lanier at Buford Dam on Friday in Buford, Ga. A normally routine bill allowing the government to construct and manage river and harbor projects included a rule that could have threatened metro Atlanta's ability to take water from Lake Lanier on the Chattahoochee River.
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published Sunday, May 12th, 2013
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ATLANTA — The water dispute among Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.

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