Georgia eyes Tennessee River

February, 6, 2008

ATLANTA (AP) -- Some Georgia lawmakers are trying to reopen an
1818 border dispute to get access to the Tennessee River.

The 652-mile long river that flows tantalizingly close to the
Georgia line. By some accounts, part of it should be within
Georgia's borders.

Senator David Shafer has submitted a resolution that says a
flawed survey in 1818 mistakenly marked Georgia's border one mile
south of the 35th parallel.

The Tennessee River has a flow about 15 times greater than the
Chattahoochee, which supplies Atlanta with its water.

The resolution would not change Georgia's borders, but it would
create a "boundary line commission" that aims to resolve the
dispute. It was co-sponsored by all of Georgia senators, and a
similar proposal was introduced in the House.


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  • by David Location: Augusta on Feb 7, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    The concept that curtailing run away urban sprawl and growth that exceeds your natural resources seems to allude our brillian lawmakers. When someone suggests "taking from those that have to give to those who don't" our Republican lawmakers scream bloody murder....er...except when it interfers with their profits or power base.
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