Georgia lawmakers eye Tennessee water

12:30 AM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
Cherokee Dam, Tennessee River
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Georgia lawmakers are again contesting the state's border with Tennessee in a long-standing dispute involving the ongoing war over water between the two states.

The Georgia General Assembly began work on a resolution earlier this month which, if passed, would lead to a proposal to Tennessee government: You give us access to the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake, and we'll acknowledge the current boundary as the official border.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Tennessee lawmakers are dismissive of the latest development in Georgia's ongoing quest to tap into the river.

But Georgians maintain that the current boundary does not reflect the line agreed upon in 1818 when Georgia handed over the territory to the federal government, a line which would have given Georgia rights to the river.

Associated Press

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