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Georgia Governor Asks For Federal Disaster Status on Major Lake

The record setting drought affecting Alabama and much of the Southeast is getting worse.

The low lake levels are pushing Governor Bob Riley and Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue into a tug-of-war over water.

Alabama wants more water released from Georgia's Lake Lanier, but Georgia is asking the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to stop the water from being released.

In fact, Governor Purdue is declaring the lake in a state of emergency and asking President Bush to declare it a Federal disaster area.

Lake Lanier, which provides much of Atlanta's drinking water is just three weeks away from depleting its supply.

The Army Corps of Engineers is expected this week to update the formula used to determine how much water in Georgia is shared with Alabama.

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