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Water Wars: Litigation ends in Alabama's favor

MONTGORMERY, AL (WTVM) - A major victory for Alabama in the tri-state water wars. Friday, a federal judge ruled Georgia's withdrawals from Lake Lanier are illegal.

Georgia must stop withdrawing water within three years.

Lake Lanier, located just outside Atlanta, is the city's main water supply.

Governor Bob Riley says this ruling is tremendous for Alabama's economic and environmental future.

Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been in a legal battle over water rights since the early 1990s.

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