Alabama asks federal court to invalidate water operations at Lake Lanier

Alabama, acting with Florida, has filed a motion with a federal court in Jacksonville, Fla. asking that the court invalidate the operations of the Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier near Atlanta.

Alabama and Florida contend that the Corps of Engineers has violated federal law by allowing massive increases in water supply withdrawals by metropolitan Atlanta without seeking congressional approval.

These operations, says Alabama and Florida, harm downtream interests in the states.