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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the second time in Florida versus Georgia, a case about water rights between the two neighboring states.
The case involves concerns about water flow in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF Basin), a delta that flows into the Gulf of Mexico from Florida.
After hearing Monday’s argument, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Georgia will be required to curb its own water use to allow more water to flow into Florida.
As it involves a legal dispute between two states, the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over the case.
In its argument, Florida relies heavily on the findings of the first Special Master of the case, Ralph Lancaster, who found that Florida did suffer harms from the decreased water flow, including negative effects on oyster fisheries.