The Army Corps of Engineers will slowly reduce the flow of water from Lake Lanier under a temporary deal struck Thursday between Gov. Sonny Perdue and his counterparts from Alabama and Florida.
“I’m grateful for the relief,” said Perdue, who has been critical of federal officials for allowing a greater flow from Lake Lanier than he thinks is justified.
The governors said at a news conference held right after the meeting that reducing the flow out of the drying reservoir from 5,000 cubic feet per second to 4,200 cfs would meet the needs of all three states and preserve federally protected mussels downstream, at least temporarily.
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