After nearly a decade of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court finally decided Florida v. Georgia, Florida's effort to get the Court to equitably apportion (i.e., cap Georgia's consumptive use of) the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. In a unanimous decision penned by the Supreme Court's newest justice, the Court delivered another blow to Florida, dismissing Florida's challenge. While Georgia might have won this battle, the tristate wars (which include Alabama) are far from over.
Republished with permission. The full article, "Georgia 9, Florida 0: Georgia Shuts Out Florida in the Latest Supreme Court Water War Battle," was published in the May 2021 issue of the Florida Water Resources Journal and can be accessed here.