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.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
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.