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Perdue issues water warning

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  At a meeting in Atlanta Tuesday, Perdue told legislators he plans to pursue negotiations with Florida and Alabama. But those talks may not be productive because of recent court decisions in favor of the other states.

Perdue also talked about conservation measures and the possibility of a new reservoir. The Governor said southwest Georgia should pay close attention to a ruling concerning the Endangered Species Act because it may affect water levels on the Flint River.

"That will really affect us in southwest Georgia because of the Flint River," said Rep. Bob Hanner of Parrot. "In other words Florida saying we're not allowing enough water to come, leave Georgia and get to Florida because of the oyster beds there."

Governor Perdue wants an 80-person statewide conservation board to come up with suggestions on how to deal with Georgia's water issues and present those recommendations to the General Assembly next year.

 

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