Georgia Eyes Stake In Glades Reservoir Project

Georgia Eyes Stake In Glades Reservoir Project (Image 1)
Georgia Eyes Stake In Glades Reservoir Project (Image 1)

Georgia’s state government is considering investing in a reservoir that could send water downstream during dry spells into a lake at the center of a three-state dispute.

Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration is weighing a request from Hall County to invest $14.6 million in the Glades Reservoir.

That money would only cover a small portion of the expenses for the $130 million project.

In return for partnering with Hall authorities, Georgia’s government would get a supply of water that could be sent from the Glades Reservoir and into Lake Lanier, a federally run reservoir.

Deal’s chief of staff, Chris Riley, said that extra water could then be used to supplement drought-parched waterways, ultimately making sure more water gets to Alabama and Florida. Florida has sued Georgia over its water use.

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