TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The governors of Florida and Georgia are holding a private meeting to discuss a long-running water dispute.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott will meet Tuesday afternoon with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at the governor's mansion.
The meeting comes as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a challenge from Florida seeking to limit Georgia's withdrawals from the Chattahoochee River. Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been battling for decades over rights to take water from the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint river system.
Florida argues that Georgia is guzzling more than its share of water for growing Atlanta at the expense of the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery.
In 2013, Scott took the legal battle to the Supreme Court after the oyster industry nearly collapsed, causing a federal disaster declaration.