Gov Kemp announces Lake Lanier water sharing agreement

A historic Lake Lanier water agreement has been finalized between the state and representatives with water service providers from Forsyth, Gwinnett, and Hall counties.

After more than 30 years of work and negotiation, Governor Brian Kemp says the state has a sound, carefully developed, and fair resolution to the long and slow battle of what was referred to as the “water wars” between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.

The agreement finalized on Monday enables water service providers for the cities of Buford and Gainesville, as well as Gwinnett, Cumming, and Forsyth Counties, to draw from Lake Lanier’s water supply through the year 2050.



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