BRADENTON, Fla. — Georgia issuers are facing new credit pressures and calls for conservation because of a looming deadline to cut back on withdrawals from certain river basins and a federal reservoir that provide drinking water to the state’s growing population.

Georgia credits that rely on such withdrawals may be placed on negative rating watch at the beginning of next year if a federal court order imposing the cutbacks by July 2012 isn’t resolved, Fitch Ratings said in a special report.

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