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Florida joins Alabama in water fight

Alabama Governor Bob Riley now has an ally in the fight to keep Georgia from gaining control of how much water is released from a federal reservoir in Georgia.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist wrote President Bush Wednesday asking him to "strongly oppose" Georgia's drought disaster declaration request for Lake Lanier outside Atlanta. On Monday, Riley also Bush to deny Georgia's request.

Riley says both states understand the "tremendous economic harm" that could be caused if Georgia cuts back on water releases. Riley will visit the Farley Nuclear Plant today in Houston County to discuss the threat that a water reduction could pose to the plant's operations.

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