The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Tuesday overturned a federal judge’s ruling that ordered massive cutbacks in drinking water withdrawals by Atlanta and surrounding communities from a federal reservoir known as Lake Lanier.

The appeals court ruled that U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson was wrong when he ordered the cutbacks because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had not completed its work determining withdrawal amounts from Lake Lanier, and that the federal judge erred when ruling that withdrawals for drinking water are not authorized.

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