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Default I thought water wars were for western states

Georgia Florida Alabama in a water war.

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It sounds like an overpopulation issue in Atlanta is putting pressure on the rural areas. Limited water resources and no pre existing water rights assigned to farm parcels mean the first come first served water law in the Eastern US would allow upstream users to suck the rivers dry. It sounds as the courts are saying Atlanta is taking their water, legally.

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Their building a big lake northeast of Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.
Been fought in the courts for years over "Imminent Domain" concerning thousands of acres.
The people lost, the lake dam is under construction.
The water pipeline is huge, and under construction, and its headed to "Dallas, Texas".

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Big city people have to water their lawns and fill their swimming pools - those have priority over farmers "wasting" water to grow food!
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I'm surprised that greenie environmental laws haven't been used. Large scale water diversion has big environmental impacts.
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The greenies don't have the same clout as the land developers. The regulators get captured by those they regulate over time (political influence) and continue to permit development in areas where there is not sufficient water and wastewater treatment capacity. Then crisis spurs large scale water development projects and rural areas take a backseat to big money. The lawsuits are the last ditch efforts to turn the clock back. And on it goes...

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It's the leftists' fault. They made other states so miserable to live in, that much of those states' population has fled to places like Florida and Georgia !
As a result..both Georgia and Florida have to build more residences and find more water to accommodate the rising population. This also causes more blacktop to be laid..insuring that more of the rain will just be 'runoff' !

That the lefties did it, may seem a bit far fetched for some... but it is not near so far fetched as some things that left accuses our president of.

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Texas and NM got into an argument about water rights once. NM was hogging up the water in the Pecos river.
And Texas downstream wanted to put a stop to that. If I remember correctly Texas won the case.
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Let me guess how that happened. Scenario. Leader from Texas walks into leader from New Mexico’s office and asks his secretary if she had ever seen a dead man before. She responds no. He says. Well. You are about too...
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