Miami Herald: Alabama, Georgia, Florida governors talk water

Dec 15, 2009

The Miami Herald published this article on December 15, 2009.

The Associated Press

The governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida are meeting for the first time in two years to discuss a water sharing dispute that has been going on for two decades.

Alabama’s Bob Riley, Georgia’s Sonny Perdue and Florida’s Charlie Crist have a midday meeting scheduled Tuesday in Montgomery.

A federal judge has given the three states and Congress until 2012 to reach a water sharing agreement for rivers that flow through the states. The outcome will affect water supplies, economic development and recreation for all three states.

The governors last met in December 2007.