Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin

Florida and Georgia have until the end of January to file new arguments in the legal fight over water use impacting the Apalachicola River system.

A conference in Tallahassee is bringing together political officials, academics and conservation agencies who hope to make the Apalachicola River’s health a national discussion.

After years of conflict, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the case over Florida and Georgia’s water disputes. Somewhat surprisingly, the justices seem sympathetic to Florida’s problems, and that has some of the state’s advocates feeling optimistic.

The legal fight between Florida and Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River will move before the full U.S. Supreme Court.

A judicial official sided with Georgia in a decades-long dispute over water rights with Florida on Tuesday, recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court refuse Florida's high-stakes request to cap water use by its neighboring state.