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Florida sues Georgia to protect oyster farmers in water dispute

Georgia is accused of siphoning off too much water upstream, threatening oyster beds in Apalachicola Bay

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters / Florida filed a lawsuit Oct. 1 asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reduce neighbouring Georgia’s use of water from the Chattahoochee River that feeds the oyster beds and fish-spawning areas of Florida’s Gulf Coast. “Georgia has refused to fairly share the waters that flow between our two states,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said […] Read more