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Your Tri-State Water Wars Update

With the transportation debate hogging all the attention, one could be excused for almost forgetting that Atlanta is facing another massive infrastructure challenge: water. In short: there's not going to be enough of it for everyone in the metro Atlanta unless: a) the city and state build some new reservoirs; b) Alabama and Florida blow everyone's minds and unilaterally drop their claims to a share of the daily release from Lake Lanier into the Chattahoochee River; or c) we somehow convince Tennessee to share their abundant supply. Since b) and c) are highly unlikely, new reservoirs seem like the most viable solution. Following state legislation allowing local governments to enter into public/private partnerships to solve the water issue, options are beginning to appear. Let yet another political battle begin!

· Reservoir plans get boost in N. Georgia [Atlanta Business Chronicle]